Bans confirmed for Man City trio Aguero, Fernandinho and Otamendi

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Pep Guardiola is set to be without his star striker for four games, Brazilian midfield enforcer for three and his Spanish centre-half for one fixture

The Football Association has confirmed that Manchester City trio Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho and Nicolas Otamendi are to serve four, three and one-match bans respectively.

Aguero is facing four games on the sidelines following his red card against Chelsea on Saturday.

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The Argentina international was sent off for a reckless challenge on David Luiz in injury time of Manchester City's 3-1 defeat to the Premier League leaders at the Etihad Stadium.

The FA updated the disciplinary page on their official website on Monday, verifying that Aguero has been given a suspension that will rule him out of matches against champions Leicester City, Watford, Arsenal and Hull City.

It is the second time Aguero has been punished for violent conduct this season, prompting the lengthier ban, after he was given a retrospective red card for elbowing West Ham's Winston Reid in August.

Team-mate Fernandinho has received a three-match suspension after he was sent off for pushing Cesc Fabregas over the advertising boards in the fracas that followed Aguero's challenge.

Finally, Otamendi has been handed a one-game ban after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season.

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The Spaniard will be missing for Saturday’s trip to reigning Premier League champions Leicester.

Pep Guardiola will be forced to shuffle his pack as a result, with three experienced figures ruled out of his plans down the spine of his City side.

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