Man City's Aguero could miss Man United game due to ban - Twitter Reacts
Manchester City’s breathtaking start to the season continued yesterday, as Pep Guardiola’s men brushed West Ham aside, winning the game by a 3-1 scoreline. Raheem Sterling is looking excellent under new management, with the talented Englishman bagging an excellent brace to help his side to all three points.
The game as a whole was an exciting one, and it was enjoyable watching Manchester City trying to adapt to Pep’s high-pressing tactics. You feel with each passing game, they are becoming more and more accustomed to their new individual roles.
There was one incident that marred the game, though, and it came in the second half. Sergio Aguero went up for a challenge with West Ham’s Winston Reid, and he seemed to throw his elbow out towards the New Zealander in a fit of rage.
Check out the elbow here, and see for yourself:
— Crime Reporters (@Gbenga4Glory) August 28, 2016
It certainly doesn’t look great from the 28-year-old. The fact that he has a look at Reid, then pulls his elbow back to get more force into it doesn’t help his case out whatsoever. In the past, we’ve seen actions like this warrant a three-game ban, and if the referee didn’t see the incident happen live, I’d fully expect the same thing to happen again here.
Some may say, ‘oh but Aguero isn’t that type of player, he wouldn’t do anything malicious’. Cast your mind back a few years when he attempted this horrific double-leg stamp on Chelsea’s David Luiz:
Somehow, he got away with this one, but personally, I feel he won’t be as lucky this time round, particularly as the FA have clearly been looking to make a statement about clamping down on this type of behaviour recently.
What games will he miss if he is banned?
If his actions are met with an immediate ban, he’ll miss the upcoming Manchester derby which would be a huge blow for City. It just highlights that a moment of madness can impact the whole team dramatically. On top of that, there is a home game against AFC Bournemouth coming up, and a potentially tricky third round EFL Cup tie against Swansea City.
As you’d imagine, Twitter wasn’t happy with the Argentine for his actions:
If Costa had done what Aguero has today it would be on the front pages tomorrow. Retrospective action?
— Richard Keys (@richardajkeys) August 28, 2016
I think Aguero would be very lucky if he gets away without retrospective action and ban. Whether he makes contact or not. Intent is apparent
— Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) August 28, 2016
— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) August 28, 2016
My last one one the Aguero elbow.
Intent is intent = Red card.
Imaging if he caught W Reid. Fractured cheek bone/broken nose.. #????
— Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) August 28, 2016
Sergio Aguero has just thrown in a dirty elbow which could see him miss the Manchester derby. #MUFC
— Mufc Writer. (@ManUnitedWriter) August 28, 2016
City fans clearly don’t think a ban is required, though:
The question you have ask was Aguero deliberately trying to elbow the opponent or just desperately trying to avoid being manhandled himself?
— Alan Clarke (@Footiemad47) August 29, 2016
Aguero gets kicked and battered game in game out but he gives one back and he’s the bad guy
— Danny (@DannyM__MCFC) August 28, 2016
And some saw the funny side:
Diego Costa is set to receive a retrospective 3 match ban for Aguero’s elbow on Reid #CostaCrimes
— Dan (@DannyMac1982) August 28, 2016
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