Friday, September 02, 2016

Sergio Aguero Handed Three Match Ban

Argentine forward Sergio 'Kun' Aguero will miss the crucial Manchester derby after he was handed a three match ban for violent conduct.

The Manchester City goal poacher was charged was punished after elbowing West Ham's Winston Reid during the 3-1 Premier League victory at Etihad Stadium on August 28.

Referee Andre Marriner did not see the incident and City denied the charge, but the FA, on Friday found the Aguero guilty and his suspension will start on September 10 when Pep Guardiola's side visit Old Trafford to play City rival Manchester United.

Manchester City had contested the violent conduct charge and insisted that "the standard punishment would be clearly excessive".

Having scored three goals for Pep Guardiola's side in the league this season already as well as scoring a hat-trick in the first leg of City's 5-0 Champions League qualifier against Steau Bucharest, Aguero will also miss a home game against Bournemouth and an EFL Cup third-round tie at Swansea City.

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