Hodgson backs under-fire goalkeeper Hart

The 26-year-old fumbled a Franck Ribery effort into the net for Bayern's first goal in the UEFA Champions League fixture on Wednesday, before Arjen Robben beat him at his near post for the third.

Those errors have seen the shot-stopper once again in the spotlight ahead of England's crucial FIFA World Cup qualifying fixtures against Poland and Montenegro at Wembley, with only a maximum haul enough to guarantee their participation in next year's tournament in Brazil.

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