Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero will miss the coming Manchester Derby after he was charged with violent conduct by The FA. The 28 year-old was handed a 3-match ban after he elbowed West Ham’s Winston Reid during their 3-1 win at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
He lost his appeal against the charge and will now miss City’s clash with the Red Devils on September 10 as well a match with Bournemouth and EFL Cup game with Swansea City.
FA Statement on Sergio Aguero
“Sergio Aguero will serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after an FA charge of violent conduct against him was found proven.
“The Manchester City forward was involved in a 76th minute incident with West Ham United’s Winston Reid on Sunday [28 August 2016], which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.
“The club denied the charge and submitted further that if it was to be found proven, the standard punishment would be clearly excessive.
“On finding the charge proven at a hearing today [Friday 2 September 2016], an Independent Regulatory Commission went on to reject the club’s further claim to decrease the three-match ban.”