2 Sep 2016

Aguero to contest violent conduct charge

10:05 am on 2 September 2016

The Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will contest a Football Association charge of violent conduct.

Sergio Aguero of Man City celebrates.

Sergio Aguero of Man City celebrates. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The Argentinean striker elbowed West Ham United defender and All Whites captain Winston Reid in the jaw during Monday's Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, which City won 3-1.

If he is found guilty Aguero would be banned for three matches and would miss the Manchester derby at rivals United in the Premier League on September 10th.

He would also miss the Premier League clash with Bournemouth and a League Cup third-round tie against Swansea City.

The incident involving New Zealand's Reid was not seen by match officials so the FA has taken retrospective action.

An independent panel is due to rule on the case tomorrow using written submissions and reviewing video evidence.

On Tuesday Aguero withdrew from Argentina's World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Venezuela due to a calf injury.