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Hart dropped for Norwich clash

2 November 2013 15:07

Joe Hart has been dropped by Manchester City for the visit of Norwich City in the Premier League.

The England number one had been expected to miss out after a series of errors for club and country in recent months and will be replaced by Costel Pantilimon, who will make his Premier League debut.

Hart was at fault for Fernando Torres' winning goal in last Sunday's 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge, a mistake that appears to have ultimately cost him his place in the starting XI.

Pantilimon, who was left out of the Romania squad on Friday, has made two League Cup appearances for City so far this season without conceding.

Following last weekend's match, manager Manuel Pellegrini refused to give his full backing to Hart.

The Chilean said: "What do I think about the goal? I won't talk about it. What do I think about my goalkeeper's performance? I repeat, the analysis I do with individual players I do with the players."

Hart was left out for the midweek League Cup clash with Newcastle United and will take his place on the bench once again for the visit of Norwich.

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Competition
Premier League
Date
2 November 2013
Game week
10
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
4 - 0
Full-time
7 - 0
Venue
Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
Attendance
47066

Goals

B. Johnson (OG) 16'  
1 - 0
David Silva 20'
(assist by S. Agüero) 
2 - 0
M. Nastasić 25'
(assist by S. Nasri) 
3 - 0
Negredo 36'
(assist by S. Agüero) 
4 - 0
Y. Touré 60'  
5 - 0
S. Agüero 71'  
6 - 0
E. Džeko 86'
(assist by Jesús Navas) 
7 - 0

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
10 86'
7
15
1
2
6
13
# Player Bookings
16
31
13
14
18
19
24

Friday 26 December

Thursday 25 December

Wednesday 24 December

22:46
22:01
21:20
20:39
20:18
19:08
18:35
17:52
17:20
17:07
16:30
16:04
15:45
15:28
15:04
14:59
14:49
14:24
13:43
13:31
13:16
12:49
12:46
12:28
11:53
11:05
11:04
10:25
09:54
08:24
06:14
02:25
01:08
00:44

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 18 +27 45
2 17 +22 39
3 17 +12 32
4 18 +8 31
5 17 +15 29
6 17 +9 27
7 17 -1 27
8 17 +3 25
9 17 -5 23
10 17 -3 22
11 17 +0 21
12 17 -10 20
13 17 -5 19
14 17 -9 19
15 17 -6 17
16 17 -12 17
17 17 -8 15
18 17 -14 15
19 17 -9 13
20 17 -14 10

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