Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho bans confirmed following weekend reds
Sergio Aguero has been banned for four matches, as expected, by the Football Association following his weekend dismissal which prompted a fractious finale to Manchester City’s loss to Chelsea.
City striker Aguero was shown a straight red card for a reckless challenge on Chelsea defender David Luiz, which led to a bench-clearing melee at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
Fernandinho was also sent off for shoving Cesc Fabregas during the incident, with City’s Brazilian midfielder banned for three matches, as indicated on the disciplinary pages of the FA website.
Premier League leaders Chelsea won the game 3-1 for an eighth successive victory, but both clubs can anticipate FA disciplinary action for a failure to control their players.
Fabregas’ role in Fernandinho’s dismissal could also be scrutinised after it appeared he struck the City man in the face, prompting the Brazil international’s furious reaction.