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:

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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:

City fans clearly don’t think a ban is required, though:

And some saw the funny side:

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