Guardiola was sent to the stands after confronting the referee after Leroy Sane again had a legitimate goal disallowed, despite the former City midfielder James Milner getting the final touch. The charge relates to Guardiola apparently making contact with the bench during the second half. Under UEFA rules, a dismissed coach or manager cannot make contact directly or indirectly with the players or technical staff during the match.
It is a bitter end to City’s week from hell, having lost the first leg 3-0, then falling at home to Manchester United in a match that could have secured the title. The blues then lost the second leg of the tie 2-1 despite taking the lead through Gabriel Jesus in the second minute.
City travel to Wembley to face Spurs on Saturday evening, where victory will put one hand on the Premier League trophy, whilst also ending the worst seven days of the season.