No player has been on the receiving end of more abuse than Joe Hart this season.
The former Man City goalkeeper’s career is spiralling dramatically into the abyss after he was ostracised by Pep Guardiola two summers ago.
A move to West Ham this season was meant to provide the springboard to kickstart his fortunes… but it hasn’t materialised.
Hart’s form has been patchy at best but he had to sit out the Hammers’ clash with City on Sunday as he was ineligible.
Adrian instead took his place between the sticks and conceded inside the opening 15 minutes.
The Spaniard was left flat-footed by an ambitious Leroy Sane effort that took a mean deflection of Patrice Evra on the way in.
But Hart’s immediate reaction got people talking as he appeared as confused as anyone by the nature of the goal.
Does he reckon he could have done better? Probably.
Does he think he could have got at least got a hand to it? Almost certainly.
City soon doubled their lead when Declan Rice deflected Kevin De Bruyne’s cross into his own net.
So in reality it didn’t really matter who was in West Ham’s goal today, it was always likely to be a cricket score.
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