Newcastle United’s Papiss Cisse has accepted a charge of violent conduct from The FA.
Cisse will serve a three-match ban with immediate effect.
The incident, which occurred during the Premier League game with Everton at St. James' Park on Sunday 28 December, was not seen by the match officials but was caught on video.
Meanwhile, a claim by Aston Villa that the suspension for a red card for Fabian Delph was excessive has been rejected by an FA Regulatory Commission.
Delph was sent off for serious foul play against Sunderland on 28 December 2014. His three-match suspension will commence with immediate effect.