Official: Sergio Aguero set to miss Manchester Derby

Nagendra / 30 August 2016
Sergio Aguero

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will be missing Manchester Derby after international break as he is charged for violent conduct by Football Association (FA).

The 28-year old was involved in an incident with West Ham United’s Winston Reid as he elbowed the defender which the on-field officials failed to spot. Aguero has until Wednesday to reply failing which he will be facing a three match ban and will definitely miss the Manchester Derby on September 10.

A statement from the FA said: “Sergio Agüero 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.”

The unavailability of Aguero could play the game into the hands of Manchester United at Old Trafford as City are heavily dependent in their proven world-class striker who has been crucial to their campaigns since his arrival in 2011.