Manchester City star attacker Sergio Aguero will face a four-game suspension following his red card against Chelsea on Saturday, The Football Association has confirmed.
Premier League leaders Chelsea won the match 3-1 with an eighth consecutive triumph, however, both clubs can expect FA disciplinary activity for an inability to control their players.
City striker Aguero was shown a straight red card for a dangerous two-footed foul on Chelsea defender David Luiz, when City were losing 3-1 to Chelsea in the dying minutes of the game, which led to a bust-up amongst players and coaches from both groups in the Saturday’s Premier League battle at Eastlands. Another Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho was also sent off for pushing Cesc Fabregas during the incident, with the Brazilian midfielder banned for three matches, as mentioned on the disciplinary pages of the FA website on Monday.
Fabregas’ part in Fernandinho’s expulsion could likewise be examined after it showed up he struck the City star in the face, inciting the Brazil international’s irate response.
It is the second time the Manchester City star has been punished this season, after his retrospective three-game ban for elbowing West Ham’s Winston Reid in August. That implies that the normal three-match suspension is expanded to four by the Football Association.
The Argentina international, who has scored 16 goals this season in all competition, will now miss group league matches against Leicester City, Watford, Hull and an important clash against Arsenal. He would return in time for the trip to face Liverpool at Anfield on Dec. 31. Fernandinho will also miss the Leicester, Watford and Arsenal fixture, however, will be back for the fixture against Hull.
Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi, who got his fifth booking of the season in the same game will also face a one-match ban, so Pep Guardiola will be without three players for Saturday’s outing to Leicester.