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This is why Pep Guardiola was shouting at Nathan Redmond after the final whistle

Man City's gaffer was seen to have a passionate exchange with the Southampton winger at the end of the game

Many fans would have experienced a vivid bout of deja vu last night.

Yet again, Raheem Sterling popped up to score a late winner for Man City as the Etihad residents continued to prove the title-winning credentials.

Yep, him again…

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Yep, him again…

With all the excitement of the last-gasp strike you may have missed an interesting moment after the final whistle.

As the players made their way off the pitch, Pep Guardiola engaged Nathan Redmond in a passionate discussion.

And it was difficult to tell whether he was encouraging the Southampton winger, or absolutely livid with him.

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Guardiola explained all to the BBC after the game: “I was telling Nathan Redmond how good he is at the end.

“Southampton have some super talented players, Redmond is so good one against one.

“But they didn’t’ want to play, they were time wasting from the ninth minute. I just wanted them to play.”

It seems there was a blend of respect and frustration.

He never stops coaching

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He never stops coaching

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Guardiola’s unique brand of motivation in the immediate aftermath of a game.

Remember when he seemed to be giving Joshua Kimmich a dressing down following a game between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund?

Guardiola has always been a huge admirer of Kimmich’s ability, hence the special treatment.

Some mistake it for unfair criticism but this is how Guardiola works — he’s as passionate as he is insightful.

Kimmich has developed into one of Europe’s finest young players and is first-choice right-back for both Bayern Munich and Germany.

And we’ve all seen what Guardiola has done with Sterling.

Redmond would be wise to listen to what the Spanish gaffer has to say…