Joe Hart continues to impress
October 28, 2010
It’s an interesting time for the blue half of Manchester. Not many City sides over the years could have taken a 3-0 hammering at home at this stage of the season and still remained joint second in the league.Last Sunday’s defeat at Eastlands was a shame not just for Man City, but for everyone who was relishing the chance to see two of this season’s best attacking sides going at it for 90 minutes. The 5th minute sending off of Dedryck Boyata put paid to this and what we got instead was an Arsenal master-class in picking apart ten men.
City performed admirably in the first half and it was far from an exercise in damage limitation, a clever formation change from Mancini freed up the midfield and carved a few decent chances. Arsenal’s goal soon ended any hope of an unlikely victory though. A one two with Arshavin allowed Nasri to bag a classy opener, and from then on in it was the Gunner’s game to lose. After the break Toure was replaced with Bridge, and Tevez limped off which gave Arsenal all the impetus they needed to net twice more before the final whistle, despite Fabregas having a penalty saved excellently by Joe Hart.
If Shay Given was hoping for another crack of the whip at Eastlands it looks as if that not going to happen anymore. Hart has been the picture of consistency and despite the 3-0 loss, no-one was blaming the young keeper for any of the goals. The stopper has conceded just eight goals this season, the third lowest in the league. Because of this, some people make Manchester City betting tips to win the league.
As well as establishing himself in the City first team, Hart has become Fabio Capello’s first choice in the England goal. At 23, Hart could conceivably play on for another 15 years at the top of the game. England have been crying out for a consistently good keeper ever since David Seaman hung up his gloves. A world-class keeper would definitely give England a much better chance of achieving some long awaited success. In Joe Hart both England and City could have very bright futures.
Meanwhile, the Notts Forest betting tips suggest they face a tough season after narrowly missing out on promotion last term.
They will need to pick up soon if they are to make the playoffs.