Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero will miss the much anticipated derby on September 10 after the FA rejected his appeal against violent conduct charge.
The Man City superstar was slapped with a three-game ban for an elbow on Westham’s Winston Reid last weekend.
“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 76 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,” an FA statement read.
The 28-year-old striker, who has scored six times so far this season will also miss the Bournemouth clash on September 17, which is a major blow to new boss, Pep Guardiola.
He scored a hat-trick in the first leg of their 5-0 Champions League qualifier against Steaua Bucharest.
Man City have so far done well under Guardiola and currently sit top of the Premier League on goal difference ahead of Conte’s Chelsea and Mourinho’s United.
Aguero will also miss the English Football League (EFL) Cup third-round tie against Swansea on September 21 at the Liberty Stadium.
The Argentina star will however make his return from suspension away at Swansea City in the Premier League.
Sergio Aguero is the highest South American scorer in the history of the Premier League, and reached 100 goals in the division faster than any player other than Alan Shearer.
Shearer is a retired English footballer who played for Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United and for the England national team.