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Sergio Agüero charged by FA, facing three-match ban ahead of Manchester Derby

Oh boy...

Manchester City v West Ham United - Premier League Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

This is definitely not a great start to the week for Sergio Agüero. After being ruled out of the international matches with Argentina because of a calf injury, the Manchester City striker is facing a three-match ban after being charged by the FA for an incident that took place on Sunday's Premier League game against West Ham United.

Here's the statement from the FA in full:

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.


Nothing is official or done yet, and there needs to be an unanimous decision from the video officials for Agüero to be charged.

If he is suspended, however, Agüero would miss the local Derby against Manchester United on September 10, as well as the games against Bournemouth (Premier League, Sept. 17) and Swansea City (EFL Cup, Sept. 20).

The final decision will be announced later this week.