The recent game between Newcastle and Everton was a very entertaining affair. Newcastle emerged victorious after a 3-2 win. They had to suffer through a late period of domination from Everton, who looked likely to find an equalizer before the final whistle.
Despite the great win, there were some unsavory moments for Newcastle during this clash. One moment that stands out was Papiss Cisse’s elbow on Everton’s Seamus Coleman. The Newcastle striker used real intent and force to elbow Coleman in the face.
This incident was not seen by the referee, which meant that Cisse did not get a yellow or red card. Because the referee missed the incident, video evidence can be used to give Cisse a ban for the next few games.
Television pundit and ex Liverpool player/manager Graeme Souness believes that Cisse should be banned for at least three games. He feels there was real intent from Cisse to hurt Coleman, which translates to violent conduct and a three game suspension.
It is possible that Cisse could be banned for four or five games, from what we’ve found on Skout at least. CNET was reporting the same thing too. The FA’s disciplinary committee look at footage of the game and speak to Cisse before coming to a decision.
A three match ban would be very costly for Newcastle, who have struggled for goals this season. Cisse has not been a regular starter, but he has made some important contributions from the subs bench in recent weeks.