Jonny Evans has been charged by the FA over a spitting incident with Papiss Cisse during Manchester United’s Wednesday night’s 1-0 win over Newcastle.
An official statement from the FA said: “Newcastle United’s Papiss Cisse and Manchester United’s Jonny Evans have both been charged by The FA following their game on Wednesday 4 March 2015.
“The charges are in relation to an alleged breach of FA Rule E1[a] in that in or around the 38th minute of the game the two players spat at each other.
“The incidents were not seen by the match officials but caught on video.
“Both players have until 6pm on Friday 6 March 2015 to respond to the charge.”
Cisse has now accepted the charge and been banned for seven games which effectively rules him out of the majority of Newcastle’s remaining fixtures and Evans faces a similar punishment if found out.
The evidence doesn’t look good for Evans as regardless of the intention, he spat in Cisse’s direction and the video shows him doing so.
If Evans was to be banned for six games he would miss United’s crucial ties against the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Manchester City.