Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero will miss the Premier League derby against Manchester United on 10 September after being banned for three games.
A Football Association panel found the striker, 28, guilty of violent conduct after he elbowed West Ham’s Winston Reid in City’s 3-1 Premier League win on Sunday.
Argentina international Aguero is also suspended for miss City’s home league game with Bournemouth on 17 September and the EFL Cup third-round match at Swansea on 21 September.
Aguero has scored three goals in three league games this season for City, who are top of the table with a 100% record.
He also scored a hat-trick in the first leg of their 5-0 Champions League qualifier against Steaua Bucharest.
City contested the violent conduct charge and argued that “the standard punishment would be clearly excessive”.