Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton will not have any action taken against him following an incident involving Aston Villa's Shaun Maloney on Saturday.
Barton joined Newcastle for £5.8m last July
It was alleged that Barton threw a punch at the Scottish forward during his side's 4-1 defeat at Villa Park.
But after studying video evidence, the Football Association has cleared the 25-year-old of any wrongdoing.
Barton only recently returned to action having spent a week in prison after being charged with assault and affray.