Football

Hart in for a hard time

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has warned Joe Hart that he has no room for error if he wants to remain the team's first-choice goalkeeper.

Hart suffered a dip in form last season which saw him replaced for a month by Costel Pantilimon before the England international re-established himself as Pellegrini's regular No. 1.

City allowed Pantilimon to join Sunderland on a free transfer in June when his contract expired.

Pellegrini replaced him in the City squad with Argentine Willy Caballero, whom he signed from former club Malaga during the close season.

The Chilean indicated that Caballero, 32, will be better placed to challenge Hart for a starting spot in the coming campaign.

"I will make the decision who will start against Arsenal, not only the goalkeeper, the whole team," said Pellegrini.

"Top teams need two players for each position because we have to play so many games during the year." - AFP.