Morgan Schneiderlin and Sergio Aguero

Fans want Sergio Aguero banned retrospectively after dive vs Everton

Ban for Aguero?

Twitter was united in its condemnation of Sergio Aguero after Manchester City’s 1-1 draw with Everton. The Argentine striker was on the receiving end of the foul that led to Morgan Schneiderlin getting his second yellow card.

But here’s the thing: It wasn’t a foul at all. Replays showed that it was a dive. Schneiderlin got the ball with a well-timed interception but Aguero, anticipating his opponent, fooled the referee. More on him later.

The Premier League have introduced retrospective bans for divers this season. Fans want to see Aguero hit with these new disciplinary measures. The striker has a reputation for going down easily and this offence was galling.

Bobby Madley’s game

Another verdict everyone reached at the same time was that Madley had an awful game. The referee probably had Kyle Walker in mind when dismissing Schneiderlin. The full-back was sent off in the first half for two weak yellows.