Sergio Kun Aguero will miss some time for Manchester City due to disciplinary reasons. It’s official now that Aguero has been handed a three match ban for his elbow on the Hammers Winston Reid. The ban includes a blockbuster Manchester Derby at United the weekend after this one.
The Football Association has ruled, and they have charged him with an act of violent conduct. The Citizens had submitted an appeal of the violent conduct charge, but The FA said video evidence supported the charge and rejected the appeal.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) August 28, 2016
The original released on Tuesday read statement from the FA reads: “Sergio Aguero has been charged for an alleged act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.”
“The Manchester City forward was involved in an incident with West Ham United’s Winston Reid in the 76th minute of the game on Sunday [28 August 2016]. He has until 6pm on Wednesday 31 August to reply.
“Off the ball incidents which are not seen at the time by the match officials are referred to a panel of three former elite match officials. Each panel member will review the video footage independently of one another to determine whether they consider it a sending-off offence. For retrospective action to be taken, and an FA charge to follow, the decision of the panel must be unanimous.”
The Manchester Derby is shaping up to be about as big as an early September fixture can actually be. It’s a clash of the preseason consensus title favorites (City) and the team given the second best title odds (United). Both Manchester clubs have taken all three points from all three of their fixtures this season. The same could be said for Chelsea, a team that many picked to finish third in the table this preseason.
Thus, “chalk,” or form has held, is the reality we’ve seen in the very early going. Without Sergio Kun Aguero, the match will still be huge.
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