Guardiola insisted that his aggression was as a result of Southampton's time-wasting.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been asked by the Football Association to explain his part in a lively post-match confrontation with Southampton's Nathan Redmond, the English governing body said Friday.
In his second season at the helm, the Spaniard has led City to an unbeaten start, with the league leaders are eight points clear of their closest rivals and on a 19-game winning streak across all competitions.
That his outburst was directed at an opponent spiked the curiosity levels further and when his explanation arrived, the scale of his arrogance was magnified in graphic fashion.
'But they didn't want to play, they were time wasting from the ninth minute.
'Southampton have some super talented players, Redmond is so good one against one.
City did not give a timescale on when they will begin talks with the 22-year-old, who netted a 96th-minute victor against Southampton on Wednesday.
"I said [to the referee] I apologise because i couldn't control it, I was so happy like all the fans and players". Redmond last night denied one lip-reader's claim that he had sworn at Guardiola.
DREAM TEAM COMEDY: Who's the biggest red? "We all felt what it's like not to win anything, and we don't want that to happen again".