Brighton boss Graham Potter, has asked forgiveness of Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola after his(Potter) overly enthusiastic celebration during their 3-2 win over the Premier League champions.
The two managers and their backroom teams clashed after Manchester City’s shock defeat.
City took the lead early on through Ilkay Gundogan but were reduced to 10 men when Joao Cancelo was sent off for bringing down Danny Welbeck as the last man.
Despite being down to ten men, Pep Guardiola’s side doubled their lead at the start of the second half through Phil Foden.
Brighton pull one back after Leandro Trossard embarked on a mazy run of his own to pull a goal back.
Adam Webster then brought the home side to level before Dan Burn grabbed a third goal a minute later to complete a stunning turnaround, with the Seagulls hanging on to record a 3-2 victory.
And after the full-time whistle was blown Guardiola and Potter clashed as they went to shake hands.
Potter told reporters afterwards that City had been unhappy with his exuberant celebration for Trossard’s goal.
“He was disappointed with me,” Potter told BBC Sport when asked what had prompted the heated scenes.
“I was over emotional with our first goal celebration. It wasn’t good from me. I apologise. It was just emotion.
“The first goal I was a bit emotional, it wasn’t my finest hour, I apologise.
“It wasn’t meant with any intent, it was an emotional response and wasn’t a good one. I apologise, no offence meant but I admit it wasn’t a nice moment.”
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