Joe Hart has finally been dropped from the Manchester City line up for a Premier League game. He will have to watch Costel Pantilimon stake his claim to be the club’s number one goalkeeper, following impressive displays vs Newcastle and Norwich.
The pressure had been building for a considerable amount of time on the England international as a series of clangers, dating back to last season, such as the one in the 2-0 defeat to Southampton at St Mary’s illustrated.
Roberto Mancini was running out of patience with the former Shrewsbury shot stopper and Pellegrini has decided that Hart’s mix up with Nastasic at Stamford Bridge enabling a Chelsea winner was the final straw.
Despite this blow, Joe Hart is far from finished as a footballer and even though he is not just suffering a minor blip he is capable of recovering.
He has supposedly taken a philosophical stance on the decision. He could also do a lot worse than taking a lot at our five ways we have compiled at footballfancast for him to regain his starting spot.