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Pellegrini mulling over keeper selection

31 October 2013 10:45

Manuel Pellegrini has not decided whether to keep faith with the under-fire Joe Hart when Manchester City face Norwich City on Saturday.

The England goalkeeper had come in for criticism following a string of mistakes for both club and country this season.

Hart fumbled a James Morrison into the net when England welcomed Scotland to Wembley in August and has since been judged at fault for goals in club games against Cardiff City, Aston Villa and Bayern Munich since.

He once again made headlines for the wrong reasons at the weekend, charging off his line and failing to deal with a long ball, allowing Fernando Torres a tap-in to seal a 2-1 defeat for City at Chelsea.

Second-choice keeper Costel Pantilimon started City's League Cup win at Newcastle on Wednesday night and Pellegrini has not ruled out giving the Romanian an opportunity in the Premier League.

The City boss said: "He is a very good goalkeeper and he normally plays in the Capital One Cup and the FA Cup,

"I think that we will talk tomorrow (Thursday, about team selection). One goalkeeper can play but the other will have our full support. We will think about it."

City have ground to make up in the Premier League after slipping down to seventh place, six points behind leaders Arsenal.

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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

Thursday 23 October

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 8 +15 22
2 8 +10 17
3 8 +14 16
4 8 +4 13
5 8 +1 13

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