Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has failed in his appeal against his violent conduct charge for elbowing West Ham's Winston Reid.
"Sergio Aguero will serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after an FA charge of violent conduct against him was found proven," the Football Association announced in a statement on Friday.
"The Manchester City forward was involved in a 76th-minute incident with West Ham United’s Winston Reid on Sunday [28 August 2016], which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.
"The club denied the charge and submitted further that, if it was to be found proven, the standard punishment would be clearly excessive.
"On finding the charge proven at a hearing today (Friday 2 September 2016), an Independent Regulatory Commission went on to reject the club’s further claim to decrease the three-match ban."
Aguero will miss next week's Manchester derby and two other matches.