Sergio Aguero faces a three-match ban after being charged with violent conduct by the Football Association for elbowing Winston Reid in Manchester City’s 3-1 victory over West Ham United on Sunday.
The incident, which happened in the 76th minute as Aguero challenged the West Ham defender from a long clearance, was not punished at the time by referee Andre Marriner, who put in his match report that he had not seen what had happened.
Aguero has until Wednesday at 6 p.m. to answer to the charge, but if he does not contest it then he would automatically receive a three-game ban.
That means he would be suspended for the Manchester derby at Old Trafford on September 10th, City’s Premier League home clash with Bournemouth on September 17th and the EFL Cup third-round clash with Swansea City three days later.
Aguero, though, will be eligible to play in City’s Champions League midweek clash with Borussia Monchengladbach, which is city’s next game right after the Manchester Derby.
A statement released by the 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.