Platt pleased with Aguero ruling
Manchester City assistant boss David Platt has backed the decision of the FA not to take retrospective action against Sergio Aguero for his tackle on David Luiz.
There were calls for Aguero to be banned following his two-footed challenge on the Chelsea defender in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final victory at Wembley, but the FA were not in a position to take any action against the player because referee Chris Foy awarded a free-kick at the time.
Foy’s decision means the FA were not in a position to charge the striker because the referee is deemed to have dealt with the matter and Platt is pleased the situation was resolved quickly.
“I wasn’t surprised, based on the rules the FA has put in place if the officials have seen it,” Platt stated.
“There have been precedents set, and not only have precedents been set, they’ve actually gone on record and said if that’s the case – I wasn’t surprised.
“The rules are the rules. We don’t make them up, we adhere by them.
“I don’t know if it’s luck and whether we’ve had it. What is luck? I am not sure. It is a situation that has gone. I am not surprised he has got off. They are the rules, the officials saw it.”
City will face Wigan in the FA Cup final on May 11 and they will have a dress rehearsal when they face the Latics at home on Wednesday evening.
David Silva missed the semi-final and he is likely to sit out the Premier League tie as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury.
“The game on Sunday was a bit too early for David,” Platt added. “I think if we had pushed we probably could have got him ready for tomorrow evening but it would still be a risk.
“I think we will probably be pragmatic about it. We will see how he feels today but I think we’ll probably give him a full week’s training before the game at the weekend.”