Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero gets four-match ban for violent conduct

Sergio Aguero was shown a straight red card in stoppage time of Manchester City’s 3-1 Premier League defeat by Chelsea for a two-footed lunge on David Luiz


Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero is shown a red card by referee Anthony Taylor. Photo: Reuters
Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero is shown a red card by referee Anthony Taylor. Photo: Reuters

London: Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will serve a four-match ban for violent conduct, the English Football Association (FA) said on Monday.

The Argentina international was shown a straight red card in stoppage time of City’s 3-1 home Premier League defeat by Chelsea on Saturday for a two-footed lunge on centre back David Luiz.

Aguero’s tackle sparked a melee at the Etihad Stadium, with players and coaching staff from both teams involved in ugly scenes during which City midfielder Fernandinho was also sent off.

Fernandinho will serve a three-game ban.

Aguero also served a three-match suspension for violent conduct in September for elbowing West Ham United defender Winston Reid. Reuters

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