Williamson may face FA charge

The FA have confirmed disciplinary chiefs will view footage of the
incident, which happened during the Magpies’ 5-1 defeat at the
Reebok Stadium on Saturday. A spokesman said: “We will be looking
at the footage and establishing firstly if the referee saw it and
secondly, if he didn’t, whether he would have shown a red card if
he had.” Referee Howard Webb, who later sent off Fabricio Coloccini
for elbowing Elmander, took no action over the incident. Should
Williamson be charged and subsequently convicted of an offence,
Newcastle boss Chris Hughton would find himself without both of his
first-choice central defenders for Saturday’s clash with champions
Chelsea at St James’ Park.