Former Premier League and FIFA referee Graham Poll is convinced that Sergio Aguero was guilty of violent conduct during Manchester City’s 3-1 win over West Ham United on Sunday.
The Argentinean striker swung his elbow towards the face of Hammers defender Winston Reid, who went down holding his head and was subbed off shortly afterwards.
Interestingly, the video below seems to show that Aguero did not actually make contact with Reid’s face.
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Nevertheless, Aguero did appear to aggressively swing his arm towards Reid with intent and Poll is anticipating retrospective action from the FA, which would would likely result in a three-game ban and see the City star suspended for next month’s Manchester Derby at Old Trafford.
Poll told the Daily Mail: “On 75 minutes Aguero, under close but fair attention from West Ham’s Winston Reid, clearly threw an elbow at Reid.
“His fist was clenched to add power to the elbow and inflict damage and he should have been sent off for violent conduct.
“Andre Marriner failed to see the elbow despite his proximity and so the Football Association will be able to use video evidence and charge him.”
A three-game domestic ban would also see Aguero miss City’s Premier League home game against Bournemouth and their League Cup clash at Swansea.
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