Manchester City midfielder James Milner produced this lovely dinked finish over team-mate Joe Hart in training. The England international coolly lifted the ball over the under-fire keeper with that trademark James Milner flair...
Man City vs Tottenham: Possible Starting Line-ups + Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Sunday's early kick-off at the Etihad Stadium sees a meeting of two sidesboth desperate to a return to form, after two dismal loses last time around. Defensively-shaky Man City lost their way at Sunderland, while goal-shy Spurs were undone atNewcastle.
Joe Hart's heroics at Wembley on Tuesday against Germany intensified the debate currently grappling Manchester City supporters. Should the Manchester City net-minder be replaced permanently by a long-term transfer target or should he be temporarily replaced to simply get through 2013-14? Media reports have raised the possibility of Julio Cesar, a top keeper who has been dropped completely by QPR, joining Manchester City on short-term deal.
Manchester City's Joe Hart has not played for the club since the 2-1 defeat against Chelsea. He has missed the last four matches after Manuel Pellegrini finally lost patience with the England number one. He has committed numerous mistakes in 2013 and the final minute error against Chelsea seems one too many for the 26-year-old.
The loss to Chelsea late on October 27 at Stamford Bridge was the last time England's national team goalkeeper Joe Hart defended his club side Manchester City. Ever since that defeat City's manager Manuel Pellegrini has opted for Romanian international Costel Pantilimon.
Although not everyone is thinking twice whether Hart should continue as the number one both at City and at the Three Lions.
Manuel Pellegrini dropped England number one Joe Hart for the 7-0 win over Norwich City on Saturday after a series of errors. The drop in performance of Hart is something that has not happened overnight, although this season has been very poor by his high standards. Since the title winning campaign, Hart has not been at his best.
It may seem curious that a side can win as emphatically as 7-0, yet find their goalkeeper - or rather the man who wasn't between the sticks - was still the centre of attention.
So it was as Manchester City continued the curious pattern of this season; imperious at home, struggling away. Their travel sickness, however, is nothing compared to that of their East Anglian opponents.
Joe Hart thinks being dropped by Manchester City will allow him to get some rest, according to his manager Manuel Pellegrini. The City boss acknowledged that Hart was not happy to be out of the team, but said he acknowledged that a break could be useful for him. He said: "I think that Joe reacted [..
Pablo Zabaleta has given his backing to Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini's decision to drop Joe Hart. The right-back says backup keeper Costel Pantilimon deserves his chance after Hart's recent mistakes. He said: "Well, you know, that is football. The manager makes decisions. "We know in this team now the performance of everyone should be [.
TEAM NEWS: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Nastasic, Clichy, Nasri, Fernandinho, Toure (C), Silva, Aguero, Negredo #cityvnorwich #mcfc Manchester City FC (@MCFC) November 2, 2013 It was already widely known after a leak yesterday, but it has now been confirmed that goalkeeper Joe Hart has been dropped from the Manchester City team to face Norwich.
Goalkeepers of top teams may be called into action only a few times in a match and this is one of the reasons for aspects like concentration and judgement playing a crucial role in their success. Manchester City and England number one Joe Hart has made some crucial errors this season and it is only a matter of time before he loses his place.
Joe Hart has been dropped by Manchester City for tomorrow's clash with Norwich City, according to a report inThe Guardiannewspaper.
Costel Pantilimon will start in goal for City after making an impressive performance against Newcastle United in the Capital One Cup midweek.
While Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini remained coy in his press conference interview today and didn't say whether Hart or Pantilimon would be starting,The Guardian's Jamie Jackson reports that Pantilimon trained in goal behind City's defense today and that he has been given the nod to start.
Joe Hart has been dropped from the Manchester City team to face Norwich tomorrow, the Daily Mail reports. Manager Manuel Pellegrini has straight-batted questions about his team selection, but the Mail claims that the Chilean met Hart today to tell him that he will not be playing. More to follow.
Quandry for Pellegrini as City back line needs re-assessment - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
As 90 minutes ticked over at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, both Chelsea and Manchester City seemed destined to share the spoils. But then suddenly and not for the first time this season the City defence was thrown into disarray with a moment of miscommunication and panic, allowing Fernando Torres to steal in and snatch the points for Jose Mourinho's side.
The English Premier League is arguably the most competitive association football domestic league in the world. With that being said there is a massive amount of pressure on the players that make up the full rosters off the 20 top flight clubs in the EPL.
However, sometimes a players success can at times become a burden to how he is perceived and with what is expected of him.
#England keepers Joe Hart, John Ruddy and Fraser Forster warming up for today's training session at London Colney pic.twitter.com/B2IcRJeHAl The FA (@FA) October 10, 2013 No sign of those weak wrists at England training today. Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart was snapped making a save at the start of today's training session at Arsenal's [.
Manuel Pellegrini says it was not easy to play Joe Hart in today's victory over Everton following his poor performance against Bayern Munich in midweek. Asked if he considered dropping Hart, the Chilean said: "It wasn't a simple decision, it was a very difficult decision, but I think that Joe needs the trust of all [.
On Wednesday, Manchester City fell 3-1 to defending champion Bayern Munich at the Etihad in group play of the UEFA Champions league, showing that the Germans are prepared for a repeat, while City has much work to do.
The final score of 3-1 in fact, did not reflect how dominant Bayern truly was and how formidable the attack looked against what seemed a lackluster City defense.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has admitted that he could drop Joe Hart for today's lunchtime kick-off against Everton following his error-strewn performance against Bayern Munich. Hart was at fault for two goals in midweek and could now be left out for the Toffees clash. Pellgrini will decide whether to give reserve keeper Costel Pantilimon [.
If there's a goalkeeper "feeling the love" at the moment, it's none other than Manchester City's Joe Hart.
Everyone from Samir Nasri to Pablo Zabaleta and Roy Hodgsonhave come out to support the England goalkeeper after he made two ridiculous mistakes in their 3-1 loss to Manchester City earlier in the week.
The 37 players fighting for a place in England's World Cup 2014 squad is a post from: Just Football
It's not time to panic. Well that's according to Roy Hodgson at least, and whilst he is in theory right, back-to-back home defeats for the first time since 1977, without a goal scored, can hardly be counted as ideal preparation for a World Cup.
England 0 Germany 1: Five things we learned - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker scored the only goal of the game as England succumbed to their second home defeat in the space of a week on Tuesday night, this time to old enemies Germany.
Roy Hodgson and Joachim Low have both experimented with different players in their friendly fixtures of late, with the respective nations looking to find their best squad ahead of next summer's World Cup.
Despite the return of Cesc Fabregas to full training on Tuesday, Barcelona could be without one of their central midfield starlets for this Saturday's match against Granada.
Already having missed the Spanish National Team's trip to Africa for a pair of friendlies, midfielder Xavi Hernandez has continued to struggle to overcome a thigh injury, having trained on the side for the last few days.
England against Germany has always been a big game, be it the 1966 World Cup Final, the famous 5-1 victory in Munich in 2001 or any of the numerous big games - almost too many to mention - that have gone the way of the Germans instead.
The last of these, the World Cup encounter in Bloemfontein, happened well over three years ago.
Roy Hodgson has used his afternoon press conference to announce the England squad for the upcoming home friendlies against Chile and Germany on the 15th and 19th of November respectively, and it looks a little something like this...
Should England have a Hart? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini says that Joe Hart needs "love" as he aims to return to form. A series of errors and loss of form has placed the spotlight firmly on Hart as England prepare for the two matches that will decide England's World Cup destiny.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has refused to say whether Joe Hart has been dropped from the team to face Norwich tomorrow. The England international has made a number of high profile errors in recent months, including handing Chelsea the winning goal last weekend. With understudy Costel Pantilimon putting in a man of the match [.
In which Man City stars Vincent Kompany, Sergio Aguero, Joe Hart, David Silva,Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy, James Milner, Matija Nastasic and Paddy Vieira cheerfully nick a small child's football and then proceed to play a gigantic game of keepy-uppies around various bits of New York in a promo viral for the club's imminent New York City FC tie-in MLS venture thing.
This Thursday, England manager Roy Hodgson will announce his squad for the upcoming friendlies against Chile and Germany. Whilst he will no doubt be pleased with the contributions made so far this season by some of his regular outfield players such as Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge, the 66-year-old could have a potential selection headache with regards to choosing a goalkeeper for both the friendly matches and next summer's World Cup, with his usual first choice Joe Hart's position being questioned after he lost his place in the Manchester City starting eleven due to recent poor performances.