Previous
Manchester City
Crystal Palace
3
0
FT
Game Details
Werder Bremen
Borussia Dortmund
2
1
FT
Game Details
Aston Villa
Manchester United
1
1
FT
Game Details
Tottenham Hotspur
Burnley
2
1
FT
Game Details
Barcelona
Cordoba
5
0
FT
Game Details
Paris Saint-Germain
Montpellier
0
0
FT
Game Details
Real Madrid
San Lorenzo
2
0
FT
Game Details
AS Roma
AC Milan
0
0
FT
Game Details
Malaysia
Thailand
3
2
FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 3 - 4
Game Details
Next

Liverpool and Arsenal set for showdown

50-50 Challenge
Read

Liverpool and Arsenal set for showdown

50-50 Challenge
Read

Hart: City must show spirit of last season

Joe Hart has called on his his Manchester City team-mates to take inspiration from last season and have faith that they can claw their way back into the Premier League title race.

• Heneage: Doubts creep up on City
• Blog: Questions, questions

A 1-0 defeat at Sunderland saw the champions slip seven points behind leaders Manchester United, who snatched a late victory against Newcastle on Boxing Day.

While Hart admits Wednesday's results were painful, he insists City are still in the title race, and can take heart from the fact they overturned an eight-point deficit in the final six games of last season to pip United to the title.

"We've had leads, United have had the lead - it's to-ing and fro-ing at the moment," Hart told the club's official website.

"We're a team of winners, it's hard and it hurts but we've got to move on. It is hard to lead and it is hard to chase too. We've clawed points back before, we proved it at the end of last year - we've just got to believe."

Adam Johnson scored the only goal of the game to sink his former club, and Hart was quick to praise Sunderland counterpart Simon Mignolet for his part in keeping City's strikers at bay.

He added: "Simon Mignolet has had a magnificent game, he's a brilliant goalkeeper. I've watched him closely in other games and I think Sunderland defended for their lives and it just wouldn't go in for us.

"The only way we can change it is by winning here next year but for now we only have Norwich on our minds."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.