Sergio Aguero Banned For Three Games

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is to contest a charge of alleged violent conduct and possible three-match ban.

The Argentine striker was handed a retrospective three-match ban by the English Football Association after being found guilty of having elbowed West Ham defender Winston Reid in City's last league game.

Referee Andre Marriner did not include the incident in his match report and City subsequently appealed the charge, but an announcement on Friday confirmed Aguero's punishment.

Andre Marriner did not see the 76th-minute incident during City's 3-1 win on Sunday and the FA made a decision to take retrospective action after reviewing the incident.

Nasri has joined the La Liga side from Manchester City on a season-long loan deal.

United have received a boost in the news that Sergio Agüero is set to miss the Manchester derby.

There is no doubting this is a real boost for United ahead of the derby because as much threat as City have in their squad without Aguero, he's their leading goal threat and they are less risky without him in the team.

"I didn't see so I can not comment", Guardiola said of the clash.

He would also miss the Premier League clash with Bournemouth and a League Cup third-round tie against Swansea City.

Manchester City went on to finish the game victoriously with a final score of 3-1, which took them to the top of the Premier League table with a total of 9 points. The pair have a well documented disdain for each other after an eventful few years as bosses of bitter rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona.

  • Julie Sanders