Where it all went wrong for Joe Hart

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Joe Hart is reportedly set for disappointment when Gareth Southgate names his England World Cup squad on Wednesday.

The 75-cap goalkeeper, who spent this season on loan from Manchester City to West Ham, appears to be the odd man out with Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland and Nick Pope earning the three goalkeeping places in Russia this summer.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at the moments that spelled the end for England’s long-time number one.

1 Euro 2016

Joe Hart is beaten by Gareth Bale's free-kick at Euro 2016
Hart was beaten by Gareth Bale’s free-kick at Euro 2016 (Joe Giddens/PA)

2 Axed by Pep

Hart, left, was sidelined by Pep Guardiola, centre
Hart (left) was sidelined by City boss Pep Guardiola (Anthony Devlin/PA)

3 Dodgy debut for “John”

His Serie A stint did not get off to the best of starts at Atalanta, where the teamsheet named him as “John Hart” before he gifted the hosts an equaliser by tipping a corner straight to the feet of Andrea Masiello, who slotted home to help his side to a 2-1 win. The season ended with club president Urbano Cairo criticising Hart’s form amid speculation over his long-term future.

4 Outperformed by Adrian

While Hart’s international form has been strong since his disappointing European Championship, his club woes have continued as he has been in and out of West Ham’s team. Sharing the season equally with 19 games apiece, Hart kept four clean sheets to Adrian’s six, conceded 39 goals to 29 and featured in three wins and 10 defeats, compared to seven and six for the Spaniard. Hart is also listed by the Premier League website as making four errors leading to goals this season.

Emergence of others

Nick Pope's impressive form in goal for Burnley was the final straw
Nick Pope’s impressive form in goal for Burnley was the final straw (Simon Galloway/PA)

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