The evening game on Saturday between Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City brought one of the most bizarre incidents of the season so far.
City were awarded a free kick inside their own penalty area. The man in the middle, Mike Dean was positioned on the halfway line. Joe Hart took the kick and seemed to pass it straight to Charlie Austin, who had no hesitation in scoring.
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Liverpool's tough start to the Premier League season has seen them concede 8 goals in 5 games. The Reds have only managed to win twice and were lucky to scrape past Ludogorets and Middlesbrough in the Champions League and the Capital One Cup respectively.
Premier League champions Manchester City plays Newcastle United at St James' Park today in a match where Joe Hart starts in goal for City instead of Willy Caballero. In other team news, Sergio Aguero is on the bench as is Pablo Zabaleta.
For Newcastle, there are Premier League debuts for Emmanuel Rivere, Remy Cabella and Daryk Janmaat.
We're less than a week away from the Champions Shield match up between Sporting Kansas City and Manchester City at Sporting Park, and today, the EPL champions announced their travel roster for the game. Unfortunately for a lot of people, there's going to be disappointment as none of City's 10 players that were at the World Cup are on the roster.
With many players having now returned from the World Cup, transfer season has well and truly kicked off. Here's a roundup of all the latest transfer talk from the Premier League and major European leagues.
First up – a few done deals.
Manchester City have announced the signing of goalkeeper Willy Caballero from Málaga on a three-year deal.
Arqueros: Joe Hart (Manchester City), Ben Foster (West Bromwich), Fraser Forster (Celtic). Defensores: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Luke Shaw (Southampton), Chris Smalling (Manchester United).
There were some marvelous scenes at the Etihad from Manchester City's Premier League win yesterday, especially for manager Manuel Pellegrini.And indeed, the Chilean deserves all the praise after achieving a remarkable feat during his first season in England. Simply Increíble!
Minutes before the trophy celebration at Etihad Stadium to crown Manchester City as Premier League champions, City footballers Samir Nasri, Sergio Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta and Joe Hart were interviewed, where they shared their glee at winning the 2013/14 title.
Watch the interviews here:
Joe Hart Samir Nasri and Sergio Aguero Pablo Zabaleta
WATCH Post-Match Interviews With Manchester City Players After Winning Title [VIDEO] is a post from World Soccer Talk.
American comedian and actor Kevin Hart visited Manchester City today. And he took time out from his busy schedule to take keeper Joe Hart down a peg or two. The Real Husbands of Hollywood star scored a penalty against Hart. Although it wasn't the cleanest strike you've ever seen, he tucked it into the corner.
A Lionel Messi penalty and a late Dani Alves strike gave Barcelona a comfortable 2-0 win over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium while Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice to leave Paris Saint-Germain on course for the quarter-finals after their 4-0 win at ten-man Bayer Leverkusen.
After a goalless first half in Manchester the match and tie turned in the 53rd minute when City defender MartÃn Demichelis was sent off for pulling down Lionel Messi when he was through on Joe Hart.
Starting at St James' Park, where the most controversial decision of the weekend took place. Newcastle's Cheick Tiote hit a superb strike, which flew into the net, following a corner. There were three Newcastle players in an offside position as the ball left Tiote's boot. As soon as the Newcastle players and fans celebrated the goal, Manchester City goalkeeperJoe Hart appealed for offside to the assistant referee.
In which, after being loudly challenged by Joe Hart to do so, Wayne Rooney tucks away an almost identical free-kick away during England's final training session prior to their win over Estonia the following day.
Switzerland 0-2 England Euro 2016 Qualifiers 8th September 2014
A brace from Danny Welbeck secured a superb win for England in Switzerland. The results already puts the Three Lions in the driving seat for a place in the Euro 2016 finals and overall it was a far more positive performance than the 1-0 win against Norway.
England 3-0 Peru Friendly International 30th May 2014
England secured a comfortable 3-0 win against Peru at Wembley, with Daniel Sturridge's superb curling opener the stand-out moment in a game which saw the visitors spend most of the game defending in numbers.
I did think Joe Hart's reaction was a little bit OTT however having seen George Boyd spitting at the England number one I think he held his cool quite well. Can't say I would have done the same? It's the scummiest thing anyone can do to a fellow human being and Boyd deserves a lengthy ban.
On a whistle-stop tour of England to promote his new film, US comedian Kevin Hart dropped into Carrington on his way to Manchester to catch up with his 'cousin' Joe, and even took the time to bury a penalty past the flip-flop-clad England 'keeper despite having never played soccer before in his entire life.
The mighty accountants and IT consultants of San Marino finally met their matchlast night, with England barnstorming to a historic 5-0 victory over their illustrious opponents at Wembley.
Indeed, the England goal was under siege for large portions of the game, with Joe Hart having to deal with at least two tricky back-passes at one point meaning that his 'Man of the Match' award from the fans was truly deserved.
For those who missed it, Francesco Totti scored a lovely goal vs. Manchester City in the Champions League. He ran onto a beautifully waited through-ball and delicately chipped the ball over Joe Hart. In Spanish, there are several terms for "chip." Many say cucharrita, which literally means "little spoon.
The seemingly ageless Francesco Totti is nowthe oldest goalscorer in the history of European football (surpassing Ryan Giggs' previous record) bybecoming the first player ever to score in the Champions League past his 38th birthday after netting Roma's equaliser against Manchester City at the Etihad last night.
England 2014 World Cup squad is a post from: Just Football
Roy Hodgson has named England's second youngest ever squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, whilst also keeping a solid backbone of experienced players. English goalkeepers have become renowned for high-profile errors in recent tournaments, but having won the league with Manchester City after an early season dip in form Joe Hart will be hoping to live up to his potential in Brazil.
Alan Pardew was furious with referee Mike Jones at half time after he had disalloweda fantastic CheckTiote strike, as the ball flew like greased lightning into the back of the net and Joe Hart was never going to get to that ball, and he hardly moved. Alan Pardew confronts referee Jones at half time Three [.
The shot by Cheick Tiote that went like a rocket into the back of the net in the first half today gave Joe Hart no chance at all, and Joe didn't even have time to dive for the ball. Cheick Tiote doesn't understand referee's decision neither do we But the assistant referee disallowed [...]
Manchester City keeper Joe Hart was saved embarrassment by the law of the game today following his double touch on a free-kick inside his area which went straight to Charlie Austin who smashed it home only for the official to righted chalk off the goal.
And here's the best explanation I've heard in lay manns terms for the incident which came from a former UEFA Official no less!
It was pretty clear last season that new Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini was not as enamored with Joe Hart as many pundits and England fans were. A series of poor games to start to the season saw Hart dropped for Costel Pantilimon.
The move seemed to work as Hart came back from the benching and was one of City't best players the second half of the season.