Sergio Aguero set to avoid FA action after incident with Cian Messi-Ellis

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is not expected to face any punishment after being caught touching assistant referee Cian Messi Ellis during his side’s 1-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday.

Agüero was unimpressed with Messi-Ales’ decision not to give him a throw-in during the game and put his hand on his shoulder to discuss the decision, after which the official quickly moved to remove his hand.

Aguero’s behavior has been blasted on social media / Michael Regan / Getty Images

It is an incident that has drawn criticism for unprofessional behavior towards an official, while many have been quick to label it as a sexual act, but according to Jamie Jackson, Agüero There will be no punishment.

City boss Pep Guardiola defended his striker, insisting there was nothing wrong with his actions and that critics should focus their efforts on other issues.

“Come on guys. Sergio is the nicest person I’ve ever met in my life,” he said (via Goal ). “Look for problems in other situations, not in this one.”

Former Premier League referee Chris Foy admitted (via the Daily Mail ) that it is not uncommon for players to come into contact with officials, but punishment will only be given if a player is deemed to be aggressive.

Guardiola defends Aguero / Michael Regan / Getty Images

“The key words are ‘aggressive’ and ‘confrontational,'” Foy said. “The rules state that it is not unusual for players to have contact with officials.

“As long as it is done politely and not in an aggressive or confrontational manner, there is no need for the referee to take action.”

It was Raheem Sterling who scored City’s only goal of the game, beating Bernd Leno midway through the first half to secure all three points for City. Guardiola’s side are now ninth in the Premier League table, six points behind leaders Everton.

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