LONDON (Reuters) - Dorset Police have launched an investigation after Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero was the subject of a complaint by a Bournemouth steward who said the forward “struck” him in chaotic scenes at the end of Saturday’s Premier League game.
City’s Raheem Sterling scored the winner in stoppage time and was sent off for a second yellow card because of his celebrations as supporters spilled on to the pitch, forcing stewards and police to intervene.
“The goal was followed by excited celebrations where a number of Manchester City supporters encroached on to the pitch,” Dorset Police said in a statement.
“Two male spectators from Manchester were arrested as a result. No other arrests have been made in relation to this incident.
“Officers are reviewing CCTV of the pitch encroachment as part of an on-going investigation to establish whether any other offences may have been committed.”
Aguero denied any wrongdoing.
“On this story about their steward, I did not hit anyone, this allegation is false, and the TV pictures prove it,” the Argentine said on Twitter.
City manager Pep Guardiola was angry at referee Mike Dean’s decision to give a second card to Sterling, who will now miss the next Premier League game at home to Liverpool.
“I don’t understand. Hopefully, they can call me and explain the reason why,” he said.
“He ran to celebrate. If you can’t celebrate with the fans maybe we should play without fans.”
Reporting by Steve Tongue, editing by Ed Osmond