Newcastle boss John Carver has warned Remy Cabella not to be disrespectful to his teammates following his angry reaction to being substituted.
Carver called the Frenchman into his office on Monday morning after seeing him throw a water bottle in frustration when he was replaced by Gabriel Obertan during the second half of Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw with Stoke at St James' Park.
He was not unhappy to see Cabella's displeasure at being withdrawn from a game during which he forced an early save from Potters goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, but he has ordered him to temper his emotions.
Carver said: "It's great to see someone react to being taken off the pitch, but there's a way to do that.
"All I said to Remy, who threw his bottle on the floor, was: 'Don't be disrespectful to the guy who's going on.'
"Gabby Obertan was going on, and don't be disrespectful. It could be the other way round in the future.
"I want all our players to be honest and hard-working. I just thought it was right to get him off the pitch, bearing in mind that we've got another game coming up.
"He did well in the game -- he was very unfortunate with his headed chance -- and I thought his contribution was excellent.
"I told him that [on Monday] morning. I had him in the office, and said 'look, you've been great since I've taken over -- you need to continue that, but be careful with your reaction.'"
Newcastle looked to have snatched victory in a game of little quality when Jack Colback, who might earlier have been sent off for a second bookable offence, opened the scoring with 16 minutes remaining.
However, substitute Peter Crouch levelled at the death to leave Colback and his teammates hugely frustrated.
The Magpies midfielder said: "It's nice to see it go in, but sad that it's not the winning goal. We have to see the game out, but we didn't manage it.
"In fairness, it was an unbelievable header at the end that only he [Crouch] could score."
City manager Mark Hughes, who was furious that Colback had not been dismissed, was nevertheless satisfied with a result which he felt was the least his team deserved.
Hughes said: "We are playing with confidence. We are on a good run. Confidence comes from playing well, and that's what we are doing at the moment.
"We have got a group of players who are really embracing what we are trying to do. You need to be brave in possession, and I think we showed that. We were prepared to get involved in defensive areas and just draw Newcastle out, and we will look to progress from there.
"I was really pleased with the performance in terms of what we ate trying to do and what we are trying to execute, so for most parts, it was a satisfying day in the office, but ideally given the level we have hit, you would like to win the game.
"But in the end, you take what you can out of games."
Newcastle now turn their attention to a reunion with former boss Alan Pardew and his new employers Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Wednesday evening with Colback insisting the identity of Carver's opposite number is irrelevant.
He said: "As players, we aren't going into the game thinking, 'Let's get one over the old manager.' We're just going in to get three points and push up the table, so that's what we will be focusing on."
Meanwhile, Carver wished Steve Harmison the best of luck in his change of career after the former England cricketer was named manager of Northern League Division One side Ashington.
He said: "I can't believe he's got into management. He must be crazy. I thought he'd stick to cricket. It's great for him. He's a big personality. I think he'll do a decent job."