Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could miss the Premier League derby against Manchester United as he faces a ban from the Football Association.
The Argentina star was caught on video throwing an elbow at West Ham's Wiston Reid during Sunday's 3-1 Premier League victory over West Ham.
"Sergio Aguero has been charged for an alleged act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video," the FA stated on their official website on Tuesday.
"The Manchester City forward was involved in an incident with West Ham United’s Winston Reid in the 76th minute of the game on Sunday [28 August 2016].
"He has until 6pm on Wednesday 31 August to reply.
"Off the ball incidents which are not seen at the time by the match officials are referred to a panel of three former elite match officials.
"Each panel member will review the video footage independently of one another to determine whether they consider it a sending-off offence.
"For retrospective action to be taken, and an FA charge to follow, the decision of the panel must be unanimous."
If Aguero is found guilty he will miss the 11 September Manchester derby and two other matches involving Bournemouth and Swansea.Unblock the FIFA World Cup with ExpressVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN