Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has been hit with a Football Association charge of violent conduct following an incident in Saturday's FA Cup tie at Brighton.
The Football Association confirmed on Monday evening that the Frenchman has been charged after allegedly kicking out at the Seagulls' Egyptian defender Adam El-Abd.
Cabaye was part of a Magpies team that was shocked 1-0 at the Amex Stadium as the Championship side moved through to the last 16 of the FA Cup.
An FA statement said: "Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye has been charged with violent conduct following an incident in the FA Cup fourth round tie against Brighton Hove Albion.
"Cabaye was involved in an incident involving Brighton's Adam El-Abd during the FA Cup tie at the Amex Stadium on Saturday 28 January.
"Cabaye has until 6pm on Tuesday, January 31 2012 to respond to the charge."