Sergio Aguero will not face any retroactive punishment following Arsenal’s game at the Etihad when the Manchester City man put his hands on the assistant referee.
Although there was no aggressive intent from Sergio Ageuro towards Sian Massey-Ellis, the forward still put his hands on her more than once in displeasure at a decision. Normally, that’s more than enough to get you in hot water with the officials but Aguero will face no further action.
Players can be booked or sent off for merely touching an official.
Aguero’s appearance against Arsenal was his first of the season after shaking off an injury. He couldn’t, however, add to his tally of 11 goals and two assists, gathered in 15 games before Saturday’s meeting.
“We are better with him on the pitch. It is good news he is back,” said Pep Guardiola after the match.
“It’s important Sergio comes back in condition, starts to get rhythm, avoids injuries and plays good.”
“We know what he means to us. We appreciate it.
“Now he has to show, like everyone of us and me first, that we deserve to continue here, playing good and winning games.
“After that, the club and myself, we decide.
“But we don’t have any doubts about his quality. He is a player to stay until he decides because he is unique, with his numbers.
“He is important for our fans. It was four months out.
“Now he needs to start training and playing regularly and start to score goals. This is the most important thing.”
Raheem Sterling’s first half strike was the difference between the sides on the day leaving Arsenal without a win against City in their last 10 (L8 D2).
Arsenal have managed to score just once against City in their last six league meetings.