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David Luiz has urged Sergio Aguero to apologize for the incident during yesterday's FA Cup semi-final that left him with stud marks on his back.
Aguero scored City's winner in their 2-1 Wembley triumph but his second-half challenge on Luiz left a sour taste as he jumped on the Chelsea defender's back.
And whilst Luiz did not condemn Aguero, he did claim if the striker had done something wrong, he should be big enough to admit it.
"Aguero's a great player," said Luiz. "He needs to be honest with himself and say I don't like to do bad tackles. People are happy when Aguero scores goals and does good things in the game.
"Many kids see the game, watch the game and they want to see good things and not bad things. I didn't see it because I was on my back but I felt it a little bit. Sometimes in a game people have five seconds when they are angry and do things they don't like to do. I think it was that. I never saw Aguero do a bad tackle on other players. It was five seconds of anger and I forgive him."
It is unlikely the South American will face retrospective action as it occurred within a Luiz challenge.
Coming just 24 hours after the ugly scenes involving fighting Millwall supporters that scarred the other semi-final, it was a vision football could have done without.
However, Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez was more concerned about the penalty his side should have had after Vincent Kompany pulled back substitute Fernando Torres.
"For me, the main one is the penalty not given. The consequence could have been a red card and a penalty. It could change the game. Yes (they got it wrong). It is something they have to clarify. I have seen the pictures. Kompany has the shirt."
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini said he had not seen the incident, even though it occurred right in front of his dug out.
"I need glasses," he said, sarcastically. "If I saw I would say I saw. I don't know what he did but usually Aguero takes a lot of kicks from the defenders. The referee was there. There are six referees. If Sergio did something wrong....."
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Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will face no action for his two-footed challenge on Chelsea's David Luiz.
The Football Association has confirmed that the Argentina striker will not be charged retrospectively for the incident in Sunday's FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
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Maybe it was the glaring difference in player sizes, or even just the fact that a smaller offensive player was trying to do something he is never really expected to do that well anyway (tackle successfully)… but dangerous play + intent needs to be met with swift consequences every time.
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The two FA Cup semifinals could hardly have been more different. On Saturday, Wigan Athletic saw off Millwall in a game notable far less for what happened on the pitch than for the violence off it ; on Sunday, Manchester City beat Chelsea 2-1 in a minor classic, a thrilling game played out in spring sunshine before a packed stadium of passionate but well-behaved fans.