MX23RW : Sunday, July 25 21:14:27| >> :120:9019:9019:
Apr 27, 2013 at 12.45pm UK at Etihad Stadium
Man CityManchester City
2-1
West HamWest Ham United
Agüero (28'), Touré (83')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Carroll (90')

David Platt: 'Injury to blame for Joe Hart's error'

Manchester City assistant manager David Platt claims Joe Hart's error in the 2-1 win over West Ham United was down to an injury.

Manchester City assistant manager David Platt has claimed that Joe Hart's error in the 2-1 win over West Ham United was down to an injury he had suffered.

The England number one's season has been littered with high-profile errors, with the latest coming in injury time against the Hammers when he allowed Andy Carroll's shot to go through his hands and legs.

The late strike had no effect on the result, but Platt has insisted that a back spasm the goalkeeper suffered earlier in the game was a factor in the goal conceded.

"I think his back spasmed as he kicked the ball," said Platt. "He is a bit blocked up in there and will be sore in the morning.

"It was probably a contributory factor in the goal, clearly. If he is carrying that kind of injury then he can't get down there. His back just spasmed and he couldn't get down low to the ball.

"Most keepers, because they are throwing themselves around all day during the week, have an issue like that, but it's a 24-hour thing, really."

Manchester City sit in second place in the Premier League behind newly-crowned champions Manchester United.

ID:81780: cacheID:81780:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2234:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring his second against Leeds in the FA Cup 5th round on February 17, 2013
Read Next:
Match Analysis: Manchester City 2-1 West Ham United
>

rhs 2.0
Olympic medal table header
CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
ChinaChina61411
JapanJapan5106
United StatesUnited States42410
Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea2035
Olympics flagOlympic Athletes from Russia1427
19  Great BritainGreat Britain0112
Today's Olympic highlights header

Monday's key events


TRIATHLON
· Jonny Brownlee will look to make the most of his brother Alistair's absence as he goes for gold in the men's triathlon (10.30pm-1am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB get their campaign underway with two matches, against Canada and Japan (from 1.30am)

SWIMMING
· One of Team GB's biggest gold medal hopes, Adam Peaty will take part in the 100m breaststroke final. (3.12am)
· Ariarne Titmus and Katie Ledecky go head to head for gold in the women's 400m freestyle final (3.20am)

DIVING
· Tom Daley and Matty Lee take part in the men's 10m synchro final (7am-8am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· The men's team final takes place (11am)

> Today's schedule in full
Todays Game Header Right
Pre-Season Friendlies
Olympic Games Men's Football
Taca da Liga
Scottish League Cup
Belgian Pro League
Swiss Super League
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
Swedish Allsvenskan
Danish Superliga
Finnish Veikkausliiga
Belarusian Premier League
2.Bundesliga
Major League Soccer
Brasileiro
Copa Diego Maradona
Uruguayan Primera Division
Liga MX
Chinese Super League
CONCACAF Gold Cup
Tables

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!