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Guardiola asked by FA to explain Redmond exchange

Guardiola had an exchange with Redmond at the end of City's clash with Southampton. Credit: PA

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been asked to explain his version of events following his animated post-match conversation with Southampton's Nathan Redmond.

The Football Association on Friday said it had sought observations from Guardiola, who has until December 4 to respond.

Premier League leaders City won 2-1 through Raheem Sterling's stoppage-time goal.

David Silva signs news Manchester City deal

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David Silva has signed a one-year contract extension at Manchester City, the Premier League leaders have announced.

The Spain playmaker, whose previous deal expired at the end of next season, is now committed to the club until 2020.

That will take the 31-year-old's service at the Etihad Stadium to a decade.

Silva joined City from Valencia in 2010 and has been one the most influential players in the club's history. He has won two Premier League titles, two League Cups and the FA Cup with them.

He has also been in fine form this season with eight assists in the league for Pep Guardiola's side, more than any other player in the competition.

Silva told the club's website, "I am so happy to have committed my future to City.

"I am incredibly proud of what I have achieved at City in my seven and a half seasons here and, with Pep in charge, I feel we are in a great position to win trophies this season and beyond.

"The style of football we are playing is a pleasure to be a part of and I look forward to winning more titles in the years to come."


Southampton's Pellegrino surprised by Guardiola's success

Pellegrino and Guardiola will be in opposing dugouts when Southampton take on Man City on Wednesday. Credit: PA

Mauricio Pellegrino has admitted he did not expect former team-mate Pep Guardiola to be so successful as a manager.

The pair, who won the LaLiga title playing alongside each other at Barcelona during the 1998/99 season, will be in opposing dugouts on Wednesday evening when Pellegrino's Southampton attempt to end the unbeaten record of Guardiola's Premier League leaders Manchester City.

While Pellegrino has yet to lift silverware as a coach, Guardiola has an extensive medal collection, picking up three Spanish league titles, three Bundesliga titles and two Champions League trophies during prosperous spells in charge of Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

"I never imagined that he can achieve something like he did," said Pellegrino, who joined Barca on a season-long loan from Argentinian club Velez Sarsfield.

"But obviously as soon as I arrived, Pep was one of these type of players always looking for new ideas, asking how we were training in Argentina, in different places.

"And also he had a good reading on the pitch and it's something that after (he finished playing) he translated much better outside the pitch."

For Pellegrino it was his introduction to European football and he went on to enjoy a productive six-year stay at Valencia, winning two league titles and the 2004 UEFA Cup, as well as playing in two Champions League finals.

"We were team-mates and I think we had a beautiful moment together," Pellegrino added.

"We won the league, for me this experience in Barcelona was really good because I discovered a lot of things in European football."

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