City striker Aguero charged by FA with violent conduct

Aug 31, 2016, 01:16

The English FA believe it was intentional and Man City's top scorer from last season has been handed a violent conduct charge which could lead to a retrospective ban.

A statement released by the FA read: "Sergio Aguero has been charged for an alleged act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video".

"Off-the-ball incidents that are not seen at the time by the match officials are referred to a panel of three elite former match officials".

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If found guilty, the Argentina global would receive a three-game ban and be ruled out of the Manchester derby on September 10 as well as City's following Premier League game against Bournemouth and the League Cup trip to Swansea.

A possible three-match ban would also rule Aguero out of subsequent fixtures with Bournemouth and Swansea City, in the EFL Cup. This was the case in this instance and Aguero has consequently been charged.

And Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was relaxed about the possibility of losing star forward Aguero to suspension after television footage appeared to show him elbowing Reid on Sunday.

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Aguero appeared to elbow Reid in the head on Sunday, a Premier League game City won 3-1.

Aguero has until Wednesday to respond to the charge.

The Argentina striker is one of City's most important players.

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Matters were further complicated yesterday when it was revealed Aguero had sustained an injury during the victory over the Hammers, ruling him out of Argentina's World Cup qualifiers during the worldwide break.

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