Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will miss the Manchester Derby after being suspended for three games for elbowing Winston Reid in City’s game against West Ham United.
Aguero, 28, was found guilty of violent conduct after being charged by the English Football Association for elbowing Reid in the 3-1 win over West Ham 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 FA said in a statement on thefa.com.
“The Manchester City forward was involved in a 76th-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.”
Aguero will miss the game against Manchester United on Sept. 10, along with the league game against Bournemouth the following week, and the third-round EFL Cup meeting with Swansea on Sept. 21.
The Argentine striker led City in scoring last season with 24 goals in 30 league appearances, and has three goals in three league games so far this season, along with a hat trick in the Champions League qualifiers.