Nov 2, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Etihad Stadium
Man CityManchester City
7-0
NorwichNorwich City
Johnson (14' og.), Silva (20'), Nastasic (25'), Negredo (37'), Toure (60'), Aguero (72'), Dzeko (86')
Zabaleta (46')
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Report: Joe Hart to be dropped by Manchester City at the weekend

Manuel Pellegrini is likely to drop struggling goalkeeper Joe Hart for Manchester City's Premier League match with Norwich City on Saturday, according to a report.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is reportedly preparing to drop goalkeeper Joe Hart for their Premier League match with Norwich City this weekend.

The England number one's form has been under heavy scrutiny of late following a series of high-profile mistakes, the latest of which came in the last-minute defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.

Hart came off his line to clear a long ball and was subsequently lobbed by the headed back-pass of Matija Nastasic, which allowed Fernando Torres to tap in a stoppage-time winner for the Blues.

Pellegrini has previously been supportive of his first-choice keeper, but, according to The Times, his patience with the 26-year-old has now exhausted because of his most recent error.

Romanian international goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon, whose only appearance this season came in the 5-0 Community Shield win over Wigan Athletic, is on standby if the Citizens boss does leave Hart out.

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Manuel Pellegrini, coach of Manchester City looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester City and FC Bayern Muenchen at Etihad Stadium on October 2, 2013
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