Sergio Aguero was reportedly spat at and insulted by the Wigan Athletic fan he appeared to strike after the League 1 club’s FA Cup victory over Manchester City on Monday.
Will Grigg’s second half goal was enough to secure the Latics a historic result in a repeat of the 2013 final, which they also won. It is only Pep Guardiola’s side’s third defeat of the season in all competitions.
But events off the pitch soured the occasion, first with Guardiola confronting Wigan boss Paul Cook after Fabian Delph was sent off in the first half and then the clash between Aguero and the fan during a full time pitch invasion.
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The Argentina star will face no action despite appearing to hit the fan, and it has emerged that he told Aguero ‘suck my d***’ before spitting on him.
Manchester City and Aguero must put this sorry chapter to one side quickly, though, because they need to focus on the Carabao Cup final against Arsenal at Wembley on Sunday.