Sergio Agüero considering pressing charges over Wigan crowd trouble

• Manchester City striker confronted by fan after 1-0 loss
• Police launch investigation into disorder at DW Stadium

Sergio Agüero believes he was told to “suck my dick” and was spat at in his ear by the Wigan supporter who confronted him at the DW Stadium on Monday, with the striker considering pressing charges for common assault.

Agüero met with Manchester City officials, including those from the legal department, on Tuesday to discuss his options and he may yet make his disquiet official by lodging a complaint with the police.

The striker made contact with the fan following a pitch invasion which left him and his City team-mates vulnerable to attack. Having studied footage of the incident the Football Association has reminded Agüero of his responsibilities but have decided against charging him.

The FA has also decided against charging any players or staff members – including the two managers, Paul Cook and Pep Guardiola – for the dispute that took place inside the DW Stadium tunnel during half-time of the fifth-round tie, which Wigan won 1-0. However, the governing body has charged both Wigan and City with failing to control their players during the aftermath of Fabian Delph’s sending off as half-time approached.

Players from both sides appeared to crowd the referee, Anthony Taylor, following Delph’s tackle on Max Power. Those on the home team seemed to ask Taylor to change his decision after he initially pulled out a yellow card. When Delph was subsequently shown a red, City’s players protested.

“Both Wigan Athletic and Manchester City have been charged for failing to control their players in relation to the dismissal of Fabian Delph during [their] FA Cup fifth-round tie. The clubs have until 6pm on Friday 23 February 2018 to respond,” read an FA statement. “In addition, both clubs have been asked to provide their observations following the crowd trouble at the end of the game and have until Monday 26 February 2018 to respond.”

City sources are dismayed at the stewarding for the match considering Wigan knew there would be 4,000 travelling fans for what was a derby and that the hosts expected their biggest gate of the season. City believe the security presence was inadequate and ineffective.

The Premier League leaders are cooperating with a police investigation into the crowd disorder, which included their own supporters throwing objects and ripping up advertising hoardings. The club will also seek an explanation from Wigan for the pitch invasion but the club have no plans to complain to the FA.

The Wigan chairman, David Sharpe, stated the club would conduct their own investigation. “The emotions of football can sometimes get the better of fans and that was evident last night,” he told BBC Breakfast. “I don’t like to see what happened at the end of the game.”

Will Grigg’s 79th-minute strike ended City’s hopes of a historic quadruple.