Yohan Cabaye has been suspended for three matches.
Yohan Cabaye – three match suspension
Newcastle midfielder had been given a three match suspension for violent conduct in the FA Cup game at the Amex Stadium on Saturday – as was expected.
This is what the FA put up on their web-site after the hearing today:
At a Regulatory Commission hearing today, Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye was given a three-match suspension for violent conduct.
Cabaye was charged following an incident in Newcastle’s FA Cup Fourth Round tie against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday 28 January.
The suspension will commence with immediate effect.
The referee didn’t see the incident during the game but looked at video of of Cabaye’s clash with Adam El-Abd and the FA issued the charge to Cabaye on Monday afternoon.
Newcastle decided to appeal the charge yesterday and the hearing was hastily arranged for this morning, but as expected he was found guilt and will miss games against Blackburn, Aston Villa and Tottenham – and that’s a blow to Newcastle.
We suppose the good news is that the FA didn’t think Newcastle’s appeal was frivolous, otherwise he could have received a four match ban.