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It would have been hard enough to pull off if he was facing goal with the ball sitting up nicely for him to hit. To lob Joe Hart with an overhead kick executed with his back to goal did rather put the ribbons on it.

The goal was one of four scored against England by the Sweden international

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Avram Grant yesterday criticised Fabio Capello for failing to give Robert Green a minute of action during England's two internationals last week and praised his goalkeeper's fine form during West Ham United's attempt to avoid relegation.

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Balotelli says 'stupid' Italian racists must be stamped out

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Joe Hart ruled out for England

Joe Hart has been sent back to Manchester City for treatment on the back spasm he suffered during training yesterday ahead of England's friendly with France.

Ian Herbert: De Jong bares teeth to win his battle with Scholes

One of the most absorbing scenes in the wonderful Blue Moon Rising film which chronicles Manchester City's journey to the brink of last season's top four captures the dressing room scenes seconds before the players ran out for that vital and decisive spring encounter with Tottenham. "This is the only game they'll remember," Craig Bellamy bellows at the players. "No one cares about the rest. It's all for nothing if we lose this."

Foster can challenge Hart claims Clemence

Ben Foster is being tipped by England goalkeeping coach Ray Clemence to push Joe Hart for his country's number one position now he is playing regular first-team football.

Carson 'devastated' by England oversight

West Brom goalkeeper Scott Carson admits he is "devastated" to be left out of the England squad for next Tuesday's Euro 2012 qualifier with Montenegro.

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