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Papiss Cisse and Jonny Evans charged by FA

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Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse both face punishment from The Football Association relating to the spitting incident that occurred during Manchester United's 1-0 win over Newcastle on Wednesday evening.

Evans and Cisse appeared to spit on each other after squaring up to each other in the 38th minute of the game at St James' Park.

The Manchester United defender appeared to aim his spit in Cisse's direction, although he missed the striker. Cisse reacted to what he perceived to be Evans spitting at him, and he spat back at Evans.

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The Newcastle forward today apologised for his part in the incident, although Manchester United's Evans did not in a statement released on United's club website.

Evans still insists he did not spit at Cisse despite video evidence.

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But the FA this evening charged both players with an 'alleged breach of FA Rule E1[a] in that in or around the 38th minute the two players spat at each other.'

The FA statement confirms that the referee, Anthony Taylor, did not see the incident but it was captured by the BT Sport cameras in attendance.

Both Evans and Cisse have until Friday 6 March at 6pm to respond to the charge after a three-man panel of former-referees was asked to review the footage.

They came to the conclusion that had the referee seen the incident, both players would have been sent off.

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The FA statement clarifies: "For an FA change to follow, all three panel members must agree it is a sending off offence.

"In this instance, the decision by the panel was unanimous in respect of both players."

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