Feb 9, 2013 at 5.30pm UK at ​St Mary's Stadium
Southampton
3-1
Man CityManchester City
Davis (22'), Puncheon (7'), Barry (48' og.)
Lambert (27')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Dzeko (39')
Clichy (50'), Touré (70')

Roberto Mancini blasts Joe Hart

Mancini blasts Hart
© PA Photos
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini insists that Joe Hart has not been good enough this season following his part in their 3-1 defeat to Southampton yesterday.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has launched an attack on goalkeeper Joe Hart and insisted that the England number one has not been good enough this season.

The reigning Premier League champions are nine points behind Manchester United and lost further ground on the leaders yesterday as they slipped to a 3-1 defeat at Southampton.

Hart endured a difficult day at St Mary's as he allowed Rickie Lambert's shot to trickle through his legs for the second goal before being beaten by Gareth Barry when the midfielder put through his own net late on.

Mancini believes that Hart needs to be accountable for a series of below-par performances in recent weeks.

He told reporters: "Joe has made too many mistakes for us. He has not been good enough.

"It was a really bad mistake [for the second goal] from Joe. It was not good enough. It's not strange because he's done a few mistakes this year."

City have the welcome distraction of an FA Cup tie in their next match when they host Leeds United at the Etihad Stadium.

Southampton's Jason Puncheon celebrates scoring the opening goal in his team's match against Manchester City on February 9, 2013
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