Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

All Is Not Lost in Race for the Title, Insists Hart

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

All Is Not Lost in Race for the Title, Insists Hart

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JOE Hart is convinced City will take a huge step towards the title with victory against Chelsea.

The Premier League champions travel to Stamford Bridge on January 31 in a game that could prove pivotal in determining the destination of the trophy.

Manuel Pellegrini's side trail Chelsea by five points after the 2- 0 defeat to Arsenal last Sunday.

They know another loss against Jose Mourinho's leaders would leave them with a mountain to climb to retain their crown.

But Hart is adamant City can close the gap after already making up a once nine-point difference on Chelsea before Christmas.

The Blues play Middlesbrough in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday before their summit meeting with Mourinho - and Hart insists the setback against Arsenal will not be allowed to wreck their title hopes.

"It's the Premier League - it's happened to us many times before when we've won it," he said. …

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