Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Aguero Escapes FA Action for Luiz Stomp
Sky Sports, April 15th, 2013 12:28PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england

MOST COMMENTED

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero will not face what could have been a three-game ban for stomping on Chelsea defender David Luiz’s back with both feet during City’s 2-1 FA Cup semifinal win against the Blues at Wembley on Sunday. The FA ruled that because referee Chris Foy awarded Chelsea a free-kick at the time, but not any further punishment, the incident had been dealt with, and the FA rules do not allow for retrospective action.

Speaking to reporters after the game, Luiz said he forgives Aguero but thinks the forward should apologize for the challenge. "I forgive everybody in my life but Aguero is a great player and he needs to honest with himself and say I don't like to do bad tackles," the Brazilian said. "If it was the opposite, and I did the tackle, I would say 'sorry, this is not me, this is not good for football'. Kids watch the game and need to see good things.”

Speaking of good things, it was a great game. After City went up 2-0 thanks to goals from Samir Nasri and Aguero, Chelsea battled back through an acrobatic Demba Ba strike in the 65th minute, paving the way for a frantic last 25 minutes in which Chelsea pressed and City tried to counter. In the end, Aguero’s 49th-minute header proved to be decisive.

Chelsea interim-coach Rafael Benitez was furious with the referees after the loss, but preferred to point out their failure to award a penalty in the 87th minute, rather than Aguero’s bad tackle. As striker Fernando Torres appeared to be through on goal, City defender Vincent Kompany held him back and nearly took his shirt off. "For me, the main one was the penalty not given,” Benitez said. “The consequence could have been a red card and it could have changed the game. It was clear. I've seen the pictures and Torres has his shirt [pulled] up. With the penalty not given -- it was very clear and it was disappointing."

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
LVG: Falcao "Has to Prove Himself"    
Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal has responded to criticism over dropping Radamel Falcao by claiming ...
Report: Adidas to Assist Messi Move?    
According to Spanish sports daily AS, Lionel Messi's sponsor Adidas could be the key to the ...
Mourinho Questions Man City's Transfer Policy     
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho suggested that rival Manchester City is not adhering to UEFA's Financial Fair ...
Toure Admits Man City Future in Doubt     
Speaking ahead of the opening games of the African Nations' Cup in Equatorial Guinea this weekend, ...
Ronaldo Blasts 'Defensive' Atleti Tactics    
Cristiano Ronaldo blasted Atletico Madrid for its unattractive style after the Rojiblancos ousted Real Madrid from ...
Fabian Johnson's 'Spat' with 'Gladbach Coach Favre    
According to Bild, USA defender Fabian Johnson is in a "spat" with Borussia Monchengladbach coach Lucien ...
Serie A to Introduce Goal-Line Technology     
Serie A will introduce goal-line technology next season after the Italian soccer federation (FIGC) gave its ...
Ronaldo: Cristiano Junior Prefers Messi     
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who on Monday was named the 2014 Ballon D'Or winner, revealed ...
Debuchy to Miss Three Months     
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger on Wednesday revealed that right back Mathieu Debuchy is set to miss ...
Spurs Fights Back to Win Third-Round Replay     
Tottenham on Wednesday fought back from two goals down to beat Burnley, 4-2, in an FA ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives