Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola during his team’s 2-1 defeat to Liverpool. Photograph: PA

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola talks to referee Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz at half-time at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: PA

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Sebastian Larsson reacts after Sweden draw 0-0 with Italy to secure their place at next summer’s World Cup. Photograph: Reuters/Max Rossi

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 Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero scores their third goal in the  Uefa Champions League round of 16 first-leg match against Monaco  at Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters/Livepic

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