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Manchester City boss hints at Hart replacement

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A seething Manuel Pellegrini refused to publicly back struggling Manchester City 'keeper Joe Hart yesterday, after a last minute error cost his side the game against Chelsea.

The Citizens were on course to win a point from their away fixture at Stamford Bridge, but a late mix-up between Matija Nastasic and Hart, in which the former headed past the latter allowing Fernando Torres a routine tap in, gifted Chelsea victory.

It was the latest in a string of errors from the England No.1, and could well be the straw that breaks the camel's back for Pellegrini, who has thus far stuck by Hart.

The furious Chilean made no effort to hide his anger at the result, and even went as far to hint that Hart's cemented position as first-choice 'keeper could come under threat, with Costel Pantilimon waiting in the wings.

When asked if there was the possibility that Hart could make way for Pantilimon if things don't improve, Pellegrini answered only: "I do it privately with the players."

The City boss was rightly angered by latest result, which now sees them sitting 7th in the Premier League table, only two points above rivals Manchester United.

"We played very, very well in the second half. We didn’t have any problem with Chelsea but finally in the last minute we lost," Pellegrini said.

"We are losing stupid points."

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