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Joe Hart: Wants Manchester City totally focused on Newcastle game

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Goalkeeper Joe Hart believes the pendulum has swung Manchester City's way as the race for the Premier League title reaches boiling point.

The England goalkeeper was a virtual spectator as the Blues claimed a 1-0 win over arch-rivals Manchester United to regain top spot in the table on goal difference with only two games remaining.

And the Eastlands giants know that they could claim their first championship since 1968 if they record victory at Newcastle on Sunday, followed by a home win over QPR on the last day of the season, unless United record improbably high wins over Swansea and Sunderland.

However, Hart is determined not to look too far ahead and has called on Roberto Mancini's side to focus on their remaining fixtures.

"We deserve to be in the position we are in - we are a good team, with good players and good fans and we are going places," he said.

"Hopefully we can do it this year. You have to ride on that wave and enjoy it.

"There is no point in being robots. You have to feel that vibe and we felt the fans."

Tough game

"It's all very well winning one game. But you can't just win one game if you want to do well. You need to win every one."

Joe Hart

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Hart, 25, is keen to point out that a meeting with Newcastle at St James' Park is not something to be taken lightly.

"We were pleased to win but we have moved on," said Hart.

"It's all about Newcastle now, which is pretty similar to what happened earlier in the season when we won at United - it was a great feeling but then we had the next game.

"It's all very well winning one game. But you can't just win one game if you want to do well. You need to win every one.

"Now we go to Newcastle to face a very tough side in a tough stadium, hoping we can get a good result."

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