Mauricio Pochettino has apologized to Pep Guardiola and the match officials after his furious outburst at the end of Chelsea's 4-4 draw with Manchester City.

Pochettino argued with referee Anthony Taylor about stopping the match when Chelsea were searching for a fifth goal.

Pochettino failed to shake hands with Guardiola and was booked for the encounter with Taylor.

"I need to apologize to Anthony [Taylor] and the officials," said Pochettino. "In this moment, I feel Raheem [Sterling] can go through to score the fifth. In this moment when we finish the game, I turn to Anthony and say 'What the, you know, is going on? Why stop in this moment the action?'

"Then, I turned and said 'I deserve to be booked' because yes, I crossed the limit. I want to apologize because it is not a good image for me and for football, this type of behavior."

Pushed on ignoring Guardiola at full time, Pochettino said: "I want to apologize to him also. In this moment, I didn't see him. I was only focused on the action. So I want to apologize to Pep also."

Guardiola played down the incident when asked. "No problem," he said. "It is not a problem. I don't want to talk about that, it is fine. Everyone with the emotions, it happened to me sometimes. It's fine, honestly. I don't want you to misunderstand me, in the past it happened with Pochettino but it's fine. Completely, completely fine."