Adam Johnson has admitted he thought his old friend Joe Hart had denied him his moment of glory as Sunderland extended their impressive record against Manchester City.
The 25-year-old winger stood with his hands on his head on the pitch at the Stadium of Light after his England international team-mate had hurled himself across goal in an attempt to keep out his dipping left-foot strike.
Hart got to the ball after initially appearing to be wrong-footed, but several seconds elapsed before it became clear that he had been unable to prevent it from creeping under him and into the bottom corner to spark belated celebrations by Johnson and his team-mates.
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