Manchester United defender Evans denies FA spitting charge

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has denied a Football Association (FA) charge of spitting at Newcastle United forward Papiss Cisse, the governing body said on Twitter on Friday.

 Manchester United defender Evans denies FA spitting charge

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, left, talks with Jonny Evans as manager Louis van Gaal, left, looks on. AP

The incident occurred when the 27-year-old Northern Ireland international tangled with Cisse in the 38th minute of United's 1-0 Premier League victory at St James' Park on Wednesday.

"Manchester United's Jonny Evans denies FA charge in relation to incident involving Papiss Cisse," the FA said on Twitter.

"Independent Regulatory Commission hearing tonight (Friday), decision expected on Saturday."

Senegalese international Cisse, 29, faces a heavy punishment, according to media reports, after he accepted the FA's charge on Thursday.

Reuters

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Updated Date: Mar 07, 2015 11:17:19 IST