The England FA have confirmed that Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, has been charged with violent conduct after the Argentine elbowed Winston Reid last Sunday.
If Fellaini did this – Red
If Costa did this – Red
If Aguero does this – Nothing pic.twitter.com/jkwCFDoCfL
— José Mourinho-MUFC (@Utd_JM) August 28, 2016
Aguero has been given until Wednesday [31st August] to respond to the allegations, although it is most likely that the 28-year-old will have to face a three-match ban. An official ruling, however, will only be announced once the player responds.
Should Aguero be given a three-match ban, it would mean that the player will miss the Manchester Derby, which will take place on the 10th of September, shortly after the international break.
A statement on the Official Website of the England 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.
“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 City striker has also been ruled out of Argentina’s 2018 World Cup Qualifiers with a calf injury, although it was believed that he would be healed in time for the Manchester Derby this month.
Sergio Aguero’s absence in the Manchester Derby next month would come as great news to the Manchester United fans, as the Argentine is known to scamper past the best of defenses in the Premier League.