Williamson charged by FA

The former Portsmouth player faces a three-match ban if he either

admits or is convicted of the offence. A Football Association

statement said: “Newcastle United defender Mike Williamson has

today been charged with violent conduct. “The charge relates to an

incident involving Johan Elmander in his side’s fixture with Bolton

Wanderers on Saturday, November 20. “Williamson has until 6pm on

Tuesday, November 23 to reply to the charge and under the FA’s

fast-track regulations, may admit the charge and accept a standard

three-match suspension.”