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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

Dawson's drive will lead Spurs assault on top four

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Joe Hart: 'My two-year-old nephew sometimes scores against me'

Goalkeeper accepts some shots are unsaveable and this relaxed attitude has secured him England's No 1 shirt

Joe Hart committed to England

Joe Hart cannot imagine wanting to take a break from England duty.

James Lawton: Balotelli may just be beginning to vindicate gamble on volatile talent

This latest evidence certainly increases the possibility that one day Mancini will be able to say that Mario Balotelli was indeed worth all of the trouble

Tevez future in doubt as outburst mars Mancini's moment of glory

Argentine's frustration boils over on night that Crouch blunder delivered Man City ticket to Champions League

Time for Balotelli to be a City hero, says Mancini

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Capello was 'unfair' in not playing Green

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.

Winning at all costs is not for Big Ben

After pioneering goalline technology with a twist in his first Carling Cup final, Ben Foster will do it again if Birmingham City's tussle with Arsenal today ends in a shoot-out. But the image of a goalkeeping geek is at odds with a laid-back approach to his trade and an aversion to the "win-at-all-costs" regime he experienced at Manchester United.

Balotelli says 'stupid' Italian racists must be stamped out

Mario Balotelli has returned to Manchester City exasperated but not surprised by his latest encounter with the racism in the Italian game. Balotelli, who was was abused by some Italy supporters during the Azzurri's 1-1 friendly draw with Romania in Austria on Wednesday, said afterwards: "If I have to hear those chants every time, you can't go forward like that.

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.

Johnson seizes share of spoils after Juventus punish Hart slip

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