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FA charge Cisse with violent conduct following Coleman elbow

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The player has until tomorrow to answer the charge.

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The FA has charged Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse with violent conduct after his elbow on Seamus Coleman during yesterday's game against Everton.

Replays showed the Senegalese forward elbowing Coleman several times, with one of them catching the right back squarely on the jaw. Luckily no damage was done.

Despite the incident taking place right in front of referee Craig Pawson, he failed to see the incident or punish the Newcastle man. Roberto Martinez later labelled the decision as "unacceptable".

However, as it wasn't part of the referee's review it allows the FA to punish the player retrospectively, with the organisation opening disciplinary proceedings on Monday. The striker has until 6pm on Tuesday to respond to the charge, and could face a three match ban if found guilty.

That would see him miss games against Burnley and Chelsea and an FA Cup third round clash with Leicester City. That comes as scant consolation to Everton though, as the striker went on to score the equaliser in their eventual defeat at St James Park, none of which helps Everton now though. Down 1-0 and with ten men on the pitch, it might have been a different story for Newcastle yesterday.

You can see the incident below.

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