The Football Association has announced Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye has denied a charge of violent conduct.
A charge was issued against the Frenchman after he allegedly kicked out at Brighton & Hove Albion's Adam El Abd in Friday's FA Cup match.
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 cup.
An FA regulatory commission will now on Wednesday hear the charge after the Newcastle player on Tuesday denied the charge before a 6pm deadline.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew had earlier on Tuesday indicated the club were set to contest the FA's decision.
He said ahead of Wednesday's Premier League game at Blackburn: "I am absolutely livid about it, if I am honest, because firstly, when the incident happened, I didn't see anything wrong with it.
"I have reviewed that about seven or eight times and seriously, he (Cabaye) is trying to stop the boy (El Abd) falling on him.
"He does make a gesture to push him away and in doing so, catches him just on the lip.
"If you find that that was a malicious attempt to do that then, my goodness, you have never played this game."