Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse is facing a three-match ban after being charged with violent conduct…
Newcastle could be without striker Papiss Cisse, who faces a three match ban after being charged with violent conduct by the FA, following United’s 3-2 win over Everton on Sunday.
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Reports in the Daily Express confirm that Cisse was caught elbowing Everton defender Seamus Coleman, an incident that wasn’t spotted by the referee at the time, allowing the FA to step in.
Cisse has until 6pm on Tuesday to respond or else accept the ban which would begin with immediate effect. If he accepts the charge, Cisse would miss the home match against Burnley, the FA Cup third round trip to Leicester, and then the visit to top-of-the-table Chelsea on January 10.
After Sunday’s match Everton boss Roberto Martinez insisted Cisse should have been sent off for the “unacceptable” incident – especially as the striker went on to score. He said: “It is unacceptable, that action from Papiss Cisse.
“You don’t want to see that on a football pitch, that shouldn’t be allowed. Two players fighting for their position at a dead-ball situation and you end up deciding to take the law [into your own hands] by elbowing a fellow professional. It’s unacceptable and that should have been a red card.”