Friday, 2 September 2016


Sergio Aguero was slapped with a three-game ban for elbow on West Ham defender Winston Reid during Manchester City's 3-1 win over Steven Billic men last weekend.

The Argentine's appeal against his FA violent conduct charge has failed. Meaning that Aguero will miss the Manchester derby.

He will serve an immediate three-match ban, starting with next Saturday's cracker showdown with arch rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford.

An FA statement read: "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 {Aguero} was involved in a 76 minute incident with West Ham United's Winston Reid on Sunday [28 August 2016], which was not seen by the 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 2nd of September 2016], an Independent Regulatory Commission went on to reject the club's further claim to decrease three-match ban."

Sergio Aguero who is out of his country's two 2018 World Cup qualifiers this month with a calf injury, will now miss Premier League games against Manchester United, Bournemouth and a League cup tie away to Swansea.


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