Cabaye banned by FA

Image: Yohan Cabaye: Banned for three matches by the Football Association

The Football Association has confirmed Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye has been banned for three games.

Magpies midfielder to miss Wednesday's game with Blackburn

The Football Association has confirmed Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye has been banned for three games. The Frenchman was charged with violent conduct following an incident in the club's FA Cup fourth round defeat by Brighton on Saturday. The FA took retrospective action against Cabaye for catching Brighton defender Adam El-Abd in the face with a boot after referee Lee Probert failed to spot the incident at the time. With the suspension taking immediate effect, the 26-year-old will miss Wednesday's Premier League clash with Blackburn along with their subsequent games with Aston Villa and Tottenham.

Suspension

"At a Regulatory Commission hearing, Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye was given a three-match suspension for violent conduct," read a statement on the FA's official website. "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."

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