English FA charge Aguero with violent conduct

Posted August 31, 2016

West Ham captain Mark Noble says Winston Reid couldn't speak after an alleged elbow from Sergio Aguero in Manchester City's 3-1 win over West Ham on Sunday.

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could miss the derby match against Manchester United in the Premier League on September 10 after being charged with violent conduct on Tuesday for elbowing an opponent during a game.

The issue that now arises for City is that if found guilty of violent conduct, Aguero is facing a three-game ban that would rule him out of next month's Manchester derby at Old Trafford.

Ibrahimovic scored three times in his first two games in England's top flight since his move from Paris Saint-Germain, though he drew a blank in Manchester United's 1-0 win over Hull City on Saturday.

If Aguero is given a retrospective punishment, he would miss City's next three domestic matches.

Being without Aguero seriously hurts City, who have Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfried Bony as backups.

Guardiola said on Sunday that he hadn't seen the altercation but promised City would plough on regardless.

Both forwards have started the new season quite brilliantly, with bookmarkers already tipping them for a close race to the 2016/17 Premier League Golden Boot.

He said the anger he showed after the incident was because he had wanted to make a substitution. I think he is okay. I didn't see so I can not comment. "Hopefully nothing happens. If it happens, we accept and adapt and we will try our best". If we lose him, we lose him.

The Ireland global started in the Premier League for the first time this season, and in a first half short on highlights, McClean looked like one of the few players capable of bringing the game to life with his bursting runs at the Boro defence.

"I will see what you are talking about on TV and, after that, we are going to see".