Bad news for City as Aguero receives four-match ban

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will sit out the next four Premier League games after being sent off for the second time this season.

The Argentina international picked up a straight red card for his dangerous tackle on Brazilian defender David Luiz during Chelsea's 3-1 win at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

The poor challenge sparked a mass brawl between both sets of players, which saw Fernandinho also dismissed for shoving Blues midfielder Cesc Fabregas over the advertising hoarding.

Fernandinho will serve a three-game ban for his reaction to an apparent slap by Fabregas, who could also face action from the Football Association.

However, Aguero will miss an extra match due to the retrospective red card he received back in August for an elbow on West Ham defender Winston Reid, which led to a three-game suspension.

The 28-year-old will therefore be unavailable for the fixtures against Leicester, Watford, Arsenal and Hull.

It’s a massive blow for City, considering that Aguero has already scored 10 goals in the league this term, placing him one behind joint-leaders Diego Costa and Alexis Sanchez in the race for the Golden Boot.