Aguero to contest violent conduct charge

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Manchester City have chose to contest the violent conduct charge handed to Sergio Aguero, according to Sky sources.

The Argentine striker was charged after throwing an elbow at West Ham's Winston Reid during Sunday's 3-1 victory at the Etihad Stadium.

Aguero was granted an extra 24 hours to appeal against the ban and he has made a decision to take up the option.

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Aguero was initially given until 18.00 BST on Wednesday to respond to the charge, although he was subsequently granted a 24-hour extension yesterday due to the logistics of transfer deadline day.

Referee Andre Marriner did not include the incident in his match report, but he was punished retrospectively and is in danger of missing the clash with Manchester United on September 10. An FA commission is expected to meet on Friday to discuss the case.

If Aguero is found guilty he could be suspended for City's next three domestic matches, including the derby against Manchester United at Old Trafford on September 10th.

A three-match ban would also force City's top-scorer to sit out their home Premier League tussle with Bournemouth a week later, and the club's EFL Cup tie at fellow top-flight side Swansea. "Each panel member will review the video footage independently of one another to determine whether they consider it a sending-off offence". The risk of an appeal is it being deemed "frivolous" and an extra game being added on, although these are rare now.