Emotional Hart edges towards City exit

Joe Hart did little to shift the air of finality around his appearance for Manchester City in Wednesday's 1-0 Champions League win over Steaua Bucharest, with the England goalkeeper labelling the furore around his playing future as a "circus" and a "charade".

Hart was an unused substitute for City's first three games of the season, with Willy Caballero preferred by Pep Guardiola, and his recall with City 5-0 up in their play-off tie from the first leg in Romania came with Barceolna keeper Claudio Bravo on the verge of completing a move to the Etihad Stadium.

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