Guardiola in the clear over Redmond

Pep Guardiola

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has avoided action from the Football Association after being asked to explain his heated confrontation with Nathan Redmond.

Guardiola raised eyebrows when he encountered the Southampton winger on the pitch after City’s dramatic 2-1 win at the Etihad Stadium last week.

Redmond denied claims that the Spaniard had offended him, insisting “he was only very complimentary and positive to me”.

Guardiola subsequently expressed regret at failing to control his emotions at the time, after Raheem Sterling’s stoppage-time winner handed the Citizens their 12th consecutive victory in the Premier League.

But the FA will not punish the 46-year-old coach after accepting his explanation for the passionate exchange with Redmond.