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'City slicker with Carlos'

MANCHESTER City goalkeeper Joe Hart has hailed the impact of Carlos Tevez on his return to the team as "awesome".

Tevez has scored four goals after starting the last two games for the Premier League title-chasers, including a hat-trick in last week's 6-1 thrashing of Norwich.

It has been a dramatic comeback by the Argentinian, who spent six months out of the side after falling into dispute with the club.

Tevez's performances have helped bring City back within five points of leaders Manchester United with four games remaining, and Hart says he has been a welcome presence back in the dressing room. The England number one said: "We have been a bit dry on goals recently, so that fresh Carlos input has been awesome.

"You can say what you want about Carlos Tevez, but when he plays, he plays to win and he plays for his team-mates.

"There are far more important things in our lives than what went on and what didn't go on.

"We have that goal of trying to win the league and Carlos has bought into that. He has not come in and tried to make any big statements. We have just all moved on."

Hart is determined to keep battling for the title until it is mathematically out of reach.


Manager Roberto Mancini has publicly said the fight is over, but with a Manchester derby to come on April 30, City can make the battle very close.

Hart, preparing for this weekend's trip to struggling Wolves, said: "There is no point in us turning up on Sunday if the title race is over.

"We've still got to believe, we've still got to fight for every single point available. I know three of them definitely can be overturned -- that is in our hands.

"Other than that, we've got to rely on other teams. We can only battle away and try and win every game and hope that United slip up."