Manuel Pellegrini urges Roy Hodgson to show Joe 'heart'

With Hodgson an interested spectator at the Etihad Stadium, Pellegrini claimed that Hart had done enough to secure his starting berth for England's forthcoming -- and crucial -- World Cup qualifying fixtures against Montenegro and Poland.

updated: October 06, 2013 12:05 IST
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Manchester: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says England coach Roy Hodgson should trust goalkeeper Joe Hart despite admitting he nearly dropped him from the side that beat Everton 3-1.

City ended the Premier League's only unbeaten record on Saturday in a game in which Hart found himself under severe scrutiny following a poor mid-week showing against Bayern Munich.

Hart had already come in for criticism this season, most notably following City's 3-2 defeat at Cardiff City and England's friendly win over Scotland.

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