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.