Papiss Cisse’s wild elbow could cost him three games for Newcastle

1 Comment

Newcastle United is a big part of the day’s news in soccer, and not because they beat Everton 3-2 on Sunday.

The big story is the speculation regarding Alan Pardew’s hiring at Crystal Palace, but Sunday goal scorer Papiss Cisse could miss three games after being charged with violent conduct by the Football Association.

[ MORE: Monday’s transfer rumor roundup ]

Cisse threw a pair of vicious elbows at Seamus Coleman while jostling for position during a dead ball situation, and the second connected quite violently.

From the BBC:

Everton boss Roberto Martinez said Cisse was lucky not to have been sent off for what he said was a pre-meditated elbow on his defender Seamus Coleman in the 3-2 loss to Newcastle.

Cisse, 29, scored his fifth goal in six Premier League games as Newcastle ended a four-game losing run on Sunday.

He has until 18:00 GMT on Tuesday to respond to the charge.

Cisse is soon to leave Newcastle for the Senegal’s efforts at next month’s African Cup of Nations.