The FA has charged Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero for elbowing West Ham’s Winston Reid.
The charge means that Aguero will miss City’s local derby with Manchester United on the 10th of September. The panel had deemed the elbow as a deliberate attempt to hurt Reid, though referee Andre Marriner had claimed to not see the incident.
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.
“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.”