Thursday 8 December 2016

Goalkeeper dilemma for Mancini

Published 13/08/2010 | 14:22

Roberto Mancini must decide between Joe Hart and Shay Given for the goalkeeping slot as big-spending Manchester City head for their opening day showdown with Tottenham.

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Both men have indicated they would be uncomfortable in the position of back-up and Hart's newly-acquired England status is at risk if he ends up as City's number two.

Mancini may do without the services of new signings David Silva and Jerome Boateng but still has a wealth of talent to choose from, including Yaya Toure and Aleksander Kolarov, who are set for their debuts.

Team (from): Hart, Given, Zabaleta, Richards, K Toure, Kompany, Boyata, Boateng, Lescott, Kolarov, Bridge, Wright-Phillips, Y Toure, De Jong, Vieira, Barry, A Johnson, Silva, Tevez, Adebayor, Santa Cruz, Jo.

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