Sergio Agüero apologises to David Luiz after FA Cup semi-final lunge

Sergio Agüero has apologised to David Luiz for his two-footed lunge on the central defender during Manchester City's FA Cup semi-final win over Chelsea at Wembley on Sunday.

Following the 2-1 victory, in which Aguero's 47th-minute header proved the winner, the Brazilian defender called for him to say sorry and two days later the striker revealed on Twitter he had done so. "I've contacted @DavidLuiz_4 and apologized for what happened during the match. It was an impulse reaction that shouldn't have happened," the striker tweeted.

David Luiz responded in kind: "Thank you @aguerosergiokun for a demonstration of character. We get to know great man and athletes this way," he wrote.

Agüero was not charged by the Football Association for the 81st-minute incident. Chris Foy, the referee, awarded Chelsea a free-kick and,, though this may have been for an offence moments before Agüero's lunge, as the official was deemed to have viewed the episode, as a whole the FA's regulations stated there could be no retrospective action. If Aguero had faced a charge he would almost certainly have been found guilty and been given a three-match ban.

Powered by article was written by Jamie Jackson, for The Guardian on Wednesday 17th April 2013 01.08 Europe/London © Guardian News and Media Limited 2010


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