Newcastle defender DeAndre Yedlin has revealed that Yohan Cabaye apologised for his dangerous challenge in Saturday's 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.
The forceful tackle was met with anger from the home players and referee Stuart Attwell quickly attempted to calm the situation.
Cabaye was booked, a decision many felt was lenient, but Yedlin has stressed that there are no hard feelings between the two.
“It happens," the full-back told the Chronicle. “He was apologetic afterwards but he’s a good guy and it wasn’t intentional. He wasn’t trying to hurt me.
“All was good, we got three points and now we are looking forward to next week. It was a big result for us, especially against a team like Crystal Palace.
“It’s obviously good to get a clean sheet and good to show character to fight until the end and get a good goal.”
There were no complaints over the challenge from Yedlin, who pointed to the inherent physicality of the Premier League.
“Any player knows that this is a physical league and you have to be ready to take some hits. You take hits that you wouldn’t in other leagues. We’re prepared and ready for it.”
Victory against Palace saw Rafa Benitez's newly-promoted side climb to seventh in the Premier League, with 14 points from their opening nine games.
Newcastle next week face a trip to Burnley, who are one place below them in the nascent league table after a 3-0 defeat against a rampant Manchester City on Saturday.