Appeal denied: FA upholds Sergio Aguero’s three-game ban

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Sergio Aguero will miss next weekend’s Manchester derby (Saturday, 7:30 a.m. ET) and two more domestic games beyond that after Manchester City’s appeal of his three-game ban was denied, the English Football Association announced on Friday.

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Aguero was charged by the FA earlier this week after having been seen to elbow West Ham United defender Winston Reid in the 74th minute of Man City’s 3-1 victory last Sunday. Reid subsequently left the game with a neck injury.

Following the club’s appeal and a Friday hearing to argue their case, the FA have decided to uphold the charge and three games’ worth of discipline. The trip to Old Trafford (Watch live, 7:30.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBC Sports) just got a bit tougher for Pep Guardiola and Co.