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OFFICIAL: Sergio Agüero suspended three games by FA, to miss Manchester Derby

Bad news for Manchester City

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

Bad news for Sergio Agüero and Manchester City.

The Argentine striker has been suspended by the FA after an appeal from the club was rejected at a hearing, and the charges of violent conduct remained. More details on the suspension:

Sergio Aguero will serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after an FA charge of violent conduct against him was found proven.

The Manchester City forward was involved in a 76th-minute incident with West Ham United’s Winston Reid on Sunday [28 August 2016], which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

The club denied the charge and submitted further that, if it was to be found proven, the standard punishment would be clearly excessive.

On finding the charge proven at a hearing today (Friday 2 September 2016), an Independent Regulatory Commission went on to reject the club’s further claim to decrease the three-match ban.

Source: The FA Statement

The three-match ban will cause Agüero to miss the Derby against Manchester United in eight days, as well as a Premier League encounter with Bournemouth and the League Cup match against Swansea City.