Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero confronted Sian Massey-Ellis over her decision to award a throw-in.

Under rules introduced in 2016, players can be cautioned or sent off for touching match officials in an aggressive or threatening manner [Martin Rickett/Pool/Reuters]

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will not face punishment for touching a female assistant referee in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Arsenal in the English Premier League.

The Argentine star confronted Sian Massey-Ellis after he disputed her decision to award a throw-in against his team, touching her on the neck and shoulder before the official swatted him away.

Players can be cautioned for physical contact with a referee if it is deemed non-aggressive and can be sent off if it is considered to be

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