*FA Charge Man City And Chelsea
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been handed a four-match ban by the Football Association (FA) following his dismissal in last Saturdays English Premier League game against Chelsea.
The 28-year-old Argentine received his marching orders after a high and late challenge on Chelsea defender David Luiz in City’s 3-1 home loss.
The verdict means he will now miss games against Leicester, Watford, Arsenal and Hull.
In the incident which involved several players from both teams, Manchester City’s midfielder Fernandinho was also sent off after he clashed with Cesc Fabregas and he will serve a three-match ban.
Meanwhile, in a follow up, the FA charged Manchester City and Chelsea for failing to control their players following the brawl.
A statement from the FA read: “Both Manchester City and Chelsea have been charged for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.
“It follows an incident in the 95th minute of the game on Saturday (December 3, 2016).
“Meanwhile, Chelsea’s Cesc Fàbregas will not face any further action in relation to an incident involving City’s Fernandinho. Off the ball incidents which are not seen at the time by the match officials are referred to a panel of three former elite referees.
“Each referee panel member will review the video footage independently of one another to determine whether they consider it a sending-off offence.
“For retrospective action to be taken, and an FA charge to follow, the decision of the panel must be unanimous.”
The clubs have until 6pm on 8 December to respond to the charges.