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Report: Manchester City to contest The FA for Sergio Agüero charge

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The club will not go down without a fight

Manchester City v West Ham United - Premier League Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Manchester City striker Sergio Agüero was charged by The FA with a violent conduct charge after an incident with Winston Reid in last Sunday's Premier League match against West Ham United, and the club decided to appeal.

Agüero is facing a three-match ban if the video officials reach an unanimous decision that the Argentine was indeed violent in the play, which would cause him to miss the Derby against Manchester United on September 10, as well as the Premier League clash with Bournemouth and a EFL Cup game against Swansea City.

The FA had given Agüero until Wednesday afternoon to reply, but they decided to give Sergio and City an extra 24 hours to work on an appeal and contest the charge before the deadline. The matter will now go to a hearing, and the official decision is expected to be made and announced on Friday.

Along with the charge, Agüero is doubtful for the Manchester Derby because of a calf injury that forced him to miss the international matches with Argentina.