Guardiola probed by English FA over challenge with Redmond

Ruben Hill
December 3, 2017

Despite Raheem Sterling's 96th minute victor against Southampton, most of the post-match talk has been around what was said between Guardiola and Redmond.

Guardiola, who walked onto the pitch and remonstrated with the Saints winger, has been asked to explain his actions by the Football Association.

"Yes [I regret it]", Guardiola said.

I can not control myself. Hopefully I will improve.

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

Redmond has since played down the incident, stating there was nothing aggressive or offensive in what Guardiola said to him.

Yet the Sun believe Man City want to lock down Sterling for the foreseeable future, and they are willing to break the Premier League wage ceiling to get the deal done.

Guardiola ran onto the Etihad Stadium pitch after Raheem Sterling's 96th-minute victor, punching the air with delight until referee Paul Tierney asked him to calm down but opted against sending him off.

He began to shout and wave his arms, while Redmond covered his mouth and appeared to reply.

"What I said is what I said and what Nathan Redmond said in his statement yesterday", he continued.

"I never judge and never will judge the way my opponents play against my team", Guardiola said.

"We didn't win clearly because it's so complicated when 10 players defend in the box. I felt it could still happen even that late in added time", said Kompany.

The 22-year-old has managed 13 goals in 19 appearances for City during the 2017-18 campaign, with his form key in helping the Citizens open up a healthy lead at the top of the Premier League table.

"It is the same as what I do to beat them". All the managers want to help their players because if they play bad we'll be sacked.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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