London: The Football Association (FA) has confirmed the four-match ban of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero following his dismissal against Chelsea on Saturday.
In the weekend Premier League match against table leaders Chelsea wherein City lost 1-3, the Argentinean striker was shown the red card for a dangerous two-footed foul on defender David Luiz.
The incident led to a bust-up between players and coaches from both teams in the final moments of Saturday`s Premier League clash at Eastlands.
The Argentina international, who has scored 16 goals this season, will now miss league fixtures against Leicester, Watford, Arsenal and Hull.
Aguero has already missed three games through suspension this term for elbowing West Ham`s Winston Reid and his latest absence is a major blow to City`s title challenge.
Fernandinho was also sent off for shoving Cesc Fabregas during the incident, with City`s Brazilian midfielder banned for three matches, as indicated on the disciplinary pages of the FA website on Monday.
Chelsea won the game 3-1 to move three points clear at the top, but both clubs may face FA disciplinary action for a failure to control their players.
Fabregas` role in Fernandinho`s dismissal could also be scrutinised after it appeared he struck the City star in the face, prompting the Brazil international`s furious reaction.
With Agency Inputs