Cape Town - Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola
appears to have reprimanded in-form forward Raheem Sterling for
showboating in the final moments of the 3-1 win over Man United on
READ: FA probe Guardiola's referee remarks - reports
City were cruising to victory in the contest courtesy of goals from
David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan, whereas Anthony Martial
managed United's goal from the penalty spot.
The results means City go two points clear at the top of the
standings over Liverpool on 32 points from 12 matches, while the Red
Devils are in eighth on 20 points.
Nonetheless, Guardiola was clearly not pleased with the actions of
Sterling in the closing stages of the clash at the Etihad Stadium.
The England international had the ball on the touchline and then
decided to do some step-overs to cries of 'Ole' from the home
As such, the Spanish coach confronted the winger at the final whistle
by pulling him into a firm embrace and lecturing him strongly for what
he had done at the back-end of the contest.
Speaking of the incident, Guardiola told reporters: "It's not just the best way defending back, because everything can happen.
"But he made some movements with the legs, we can avoid it, but he's young and he's going to improve."