Aguero escapes FA action over Luiz tackle

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 yesterday's FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

It follows confirmation that referee Chris Foy had at least seen part of the incident and acted on it during the match - Chelsea were awarded a free-kick.

Both of Aguero's boots made contact with the upper part of Luiz's left leg but under current FA rules only off-the-ball incidents or those viewed as "exceptional" - which would, for example, warrant more than a three-match ban - are dealt with retrospectively.

There was an outcry when the FA took a similar view on Wigan's Callum McManaman after his studs-up challenge on Newcastle's Massadio Haidara, who was carried from the field on a stretcher, last month.

This was slightly different in that, unlike Haidara, Luiz suffered no serious harm and played on until the end of the match - but the Chelsea man himself has called on Aguero to apologise.

Chelsea defender David Luiz was reluctant to point the finger of blame at Man City's Sergio Aguero, despite being the victim of a crude, two-footed lunge during City's 2-1 FA Cup semi-final win over the Blues at Wembley.

"I didn't see - many people said to me it was a bad tackle but I cannot say," Luiz told ITV's Gabriel Clarke.