Pep Guardiola and Graham Potter involved in a furious clash, Manchester City boss
Pep Guardiola had a furious row with Brighton manager Graham Potter after his
team’s 3-2 loss at the Amex.
Goals from Leandro Trossard, Adam Webster, and Dan Burn were enough to give the
hosts all three points on the south coast.
A disgruntled Guardiola was seen arguing face-to-face with Potter full-time.
The City manager was frustrated after his team squandered a two-goal lead.
The new Premier League champions scored after just two minutes when Ilkay Gundogan
bagged his 13th Premier League goal of the season.
Joao Cancelo was sent off eight minutes later when he fouled Danny Welbeck to deny
the former Manchester United striker a scoring opportunity.
The 10-men doubled their lead through Phil Foden in the second half but the match
soon turned on its head when Brighton’s brilliant trio sealed the win.
City has now lost two of their last three Premier League games and is under pressure
to regain their form ahead of the Champions League final against Chelsea on May 29.
Guardiola was not interested in discussing the touchline incident after the match.
The 50-year-old told the press: “What I say to him is personal. Not here.”
Potter, who was also confronted by one of Guardiola’s assistants, claimed the two were
arguing over the Brighton manager’s celebrations.
The 45-year-old revealed: “He was disappointed with me.
“I was over-emotional with our first goal celebration. It wasn’t good for me.
I apologize. It was just emotion.”
City’s defeat to Brighton comes just 24 hours after a video of Guardiola celebrating
at a club-organized party emerged on social media.