Cisse unavailable for Newcastle until February after receiving three-match ban

BANNED ... Papiss Demba Cisse.
BANNED ... Papiss Demba Cisse.

NEWCASTLE United striker Papiss Demba Cisse has been banned for three games after he accepted an FA charge of violent conduct.

Cisse was charged after elbowing Everton right-back Seamus Coleman during Newcastle’s 3-2 win at St James’s Park on Sunday.

His ban starts immediately, ruling him out of the New Year’s Day fixture against Burnley and FA Cup trip to Leicester City.

Cisse is then expected to link up with his Senegal team-mates for the Africa Cup of Nations, so the third game of the suspension is likely to be served while he is away on international duty.