Pitch Outburst Fallout: Guardiola Asked To Explain His Actions

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been told by the English Football Association (FA) to explain his post-match actions on Wednesday night.

City defeated Southampton 2-1 courtesy a stoppage time Raheem Sterling goal and Guardiola thereafter walked onto the pitch to remonstrate with the opposition winger Nathan Redmond aggressively.

Guardiola thereafter claimed in his post-match press conference that he was telling the Southampton winger “how good a player he is”.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss has until Monday to respond to the FA.

Redmond has also spoken about the incident. He said that the Spaniard was “only very complimentary and positive”.

The former Norwich City winger said: “He was very passionate, intense and aggressive – but he was only very complimentary and positive to me.”

“He commented on my qualities as a young English player and how he wanted me to attack his team more during the game in a similar way to last season.

“I told him I was doing what my manager had asked me to do in the game. That’s it.” he concluded.