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Manchester derby: Many faces of Pep Guardiola - in pictures

Manchester City coach was at his expressive best during their 2-0 win over Manchester United on Wednesday

Some sports personalities can be notoriously difficult to read, such as former India cricket captain MS Dhoni. His successor Virat Kohli, on the other hands, seems to wear his emotions on his face.

Football, too, has its fair share of contrasting personalities. While it might be difficult to guess what someone like Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is feeling, it is fairly obvious to gauge Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola's state of mind, at least while he is on the touchline.

He was at his expressive best during Wednesday night's Manchester derby at Old Trafford, where City had to win to keep alive their bid to defend the Premier League title. This they did. But during the course of the 90-odd minutes, the Catalan manager was sometimes tetchy, sometimes tenacious but mostly tense.

Here are some pictures to illustrate Guardiola's emotional roller-coaster. To move on to the next position, click the arrows on the photo, or if using a mobile device simply swipe.

Updated: April 29, 2019 02:39 AM

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