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Sergio Aguero sent off for awful challenge on David Luiz

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Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table in Saturday's early kick-off as goals from Diego Costa, Willian and Eden Hazard gave them a 3-1 victory over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in what was an enthralling encounter.

Gary Cahill's own-goal gave City the lead, and the home side had numerous chances to double their advantage, but in the end, Antonio Conte's men recovered and sent a strong message to the rest of the title contenders.

However, things totally sparked out of control during stoppage time at the end of the match, where both Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho were sent off by referee Anthony Taylor and a mass brawl between both sets of players ensued.

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Firstly, the incident which set off all the handbags was Aguero's nasty challenge, running at full pace towards David Luiz, catching the Brazilian high on his right leg.

As you can see in the video below, the lethal striker was extremely late in the tackle, completely out of control, and he is now set to face a four-game ban as a result:

In the mayhem which then followed in the dying moments at the Etihad, Fernandinho was also dismissed for putting his hands around the neck of Cesc Fabregas and pushing him over the advertising hoardings, although the Spaniard appeared to slap the City midfielder.

Both Conte and Guardiola got involved, as did police stewards, players from the bench, and both sets of coaching staff teams, as the action spilled over into the crowd.

This was the first time since April 2009 (against Fulham) that City lost a home league game that they were leading in, and it leaves them four points off the pace in the title race.

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David Luiz
Football
Premier League
Manchester City
Sergio Aguero
Chelsea
UEFA Champions League
Eden Hazard

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