Aguero denies hitting steward in late skirmish
SERGIO AGUERO denied he attacked a steward in the aftermath of Manchester City’s extraordinary 97th-minute winner at Bournemouth yesterday, when all hell broke loose.
Aguero is facing a police investigation after a Bournemouth steward alleged he was hit by the striker. Aguero took to Twitter last night to say: ‘Great win today! On this story about their steward, I did not hit anyone, this allegation is false, and the TV pictures prove it.’
Aguero was part of a group of City players who ran over to celebrate Raheem Sterling’s dramatic late winner with their travelling contingent in the East Stand when the incident is said to have occurred.
Dorset Police have taken a statement from the steward. The celebrations also saw Sterling sent off and two City fans arrested.
A City source insisted they had seen footage of the alleged incident and claim that Aguero will have no case to answer. It all came at the end of a frustrating afternoon for the forward, who was late off the City team bus and did not warm up with his team-mates after being named on the bench.
Aguero came on in the 66th minute as City salvaged their dramatic win. Sterling was sent off for a second yellow card after jumping into the crowd to join City’s fans and a skirmish broke out in that corner of the ground.
Footage taken by fans in the crowd appears to show the flashpoint. Aguero can be seen protesting with a steward who has a City fan pinned to the floor. After talking to the steward, Aguero then raises his arm angrily, at which point a policeman intervenes, with he and the player also arguing.
Aguero attempts to go back to the fan again but is blocked by the officer and the two push each other roughly, the striker getting particularly irate.