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Hernandez: Lessons from the Liguilla

Liga MX about an hour ago
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Apr 20, 2012

Hart: Tevez has been awesome

Joe Hart believes the performances of team-mate Carlos Tevez have lifted Manchester City back into the Premier League title race.

Tevez has scored four goals after starting the last two games for the title-chasers, including a hat-trick in last week's 6-1 thrashing of Norwich. The input of Tevez has helped bring City back within five points of leaders Manchester United with four games remaining and Hart says he has been a welcome presence back in the dressing room.

The Argentinian spent six months out of the side after falling into dispute with the club, but now appears to be a key figure as the season reaches its climax.

"We have been a bit dry on goals recently, so that fresh Carlos input has been awesome," Hart told Sky Sports News. "You can say what you want about Carlos Tevez, but when he plays, he plays to win and he plays for his team-mates.

"There are far more important things in our lives than what went on and what didn't go on. We have that goal of trying to win the league and Carlos has bought into that. He has not come in and tried to make any big statements. We have just all moved on."

Manager Roberto Mancini has publicly said the fight for the title is over but with a Manchester derby still to come on April 30, City can make the battle very close and Hart refuses to concede.

"There is no point in us turning up [against Wolves] on Sunday if the title race is over," said Hart. "We've still got to believe, we've still got to fight for every single point available.

"I know three of them definitely can be overturned - that is in our hands. Other than that, we've got to rely on other teams. We can only battle away and try and win every game and hope that United slip up."

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