Aguero facing possible Manchester derby ban

Written By Peter Marshall
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Sergio Aguero could be facing a potential ban for the Manchester derby after an apparent elbow on Winston Reid during his side's 3-1 victory over West Ham.

Manchester City striker Aguero and Reid were involved in a scuffle during Sunday's clash at Etihad Stadium, when the pair tangled while challenging for a long ball in the 76th minute.

Referee Andre Marriner appeared not to see the incident, but after Reid hit the deck, television replays showed Aguero flailing an arm that made contact with the New Zealander's throat.

The West Ham defender was subsequently forced off with his injury, and the Football Association could now review video footage of the incident to decide whether any retrospective action should be taken.

Should a ban be imposed, Aguero could miss the derby date against archrival United, which is next up for City on Sept. 10, after the international break.

City manager Pep Guardiola said he did not see the incident, although he was philosophical about the prospect of his forward being sanctioned.

"Hopefully nothing happens," he said. "If it happens, we accept and adapt. If we lose him, we lose him. We are going to play with 11."

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