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Hart denied James McCarthy late on. (©GettyImages)
Hart denied James McCarthy late on. (©GettyImages).

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is keen to move on from his man-of-match display in the victory over Wigan Athletic and claims he's already focused on the visit of Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.

City went three points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League on Monday, as Edin Dzeko's header helped overcome The Latics.

However, it was Hart who took all the plaudits, saving from James McCarthy late on to steal all three points from the DW Stadium clash, their first win on the road in the league since November.

"Yeah we needed it, the big man [Dzeko] needed his goal in the first half," Hart said. "The lads have done great.

"It wasn't a pretty pitch out there but fair play to Wigan, it's a false position for me where they are in the league so it's a great result for us we haven't been great on the road recently so we're really happy."

"Yeah I'm not having much to do, but recently that's not the case but it was nice to make that save," he added.

"Like Edin said we're all pulling in the same direction whether it be a save or anything."

The win is a timely return form for the league leaders, who had seen defeats in the FA Cup and League Cup to Manchester United and Liverpool respectively threaten to derail their start of their New Year campaign, with Tottenham Hotspur next up at the Etihad Stadium.

Spurs have mounted a credible title challenge this season, but anything less than a win for Harry Redknapp's men this weekend could put an end to their aspirations of winning their first league championship for 51 years.

Hart, who has often proved the difference for City this season, said: "Yeah I think so but I think we're just focusing on ourselves, as cliche as that is.

"We've got a massive game against Spurs, they've been fantastic this season so we're going to relish that and look forward to bringing them to our place."

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