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Save And A Beauty: Hart Leads City To Victory Over Swansea

Joe Hart was downright magical as City edged Swansea at Liberty Stadium.

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City defeated Swansea 4-2, securing automatic qualification into next season's Champions League while remaining second in the Premier League table.

After jumping out to a 2-0 lead, City conceded two goals and faced the same challenge Aston Villa had presented just a few weeks prior. However, Manuel Pellegrini's side had more time to break the tie this time around, netting two more en route to the three points.

Joe Hart resembled a brick wall in the second half, as he made a handful of key saves, including one we can toss into the "save of the year" conversation. The brilliant stop came on 82 minutes, as Federico Fernandez powered a header on frame, only to see a yellow-clad blur tip the ball over the crossbar.

Yaya Toure, who bagged a double, spoke highly of Hart's heroics and also commented on the team's performance:

"Joe did very well, he made a brilliant save in the second half when we were 3-2...

"Today the team was sharp, we worked really hard and played very well. So full credit to the whole team. We did a fantastic job today."

Hart also spoke about his save and about the team as a whole moving forward:

"I flew after it and got a good connection. It was going to the corner and I knew I had to touch it up and over and that was the case.

"...we will try winning at home against Southampton and give our fans what they deserve after another great effort today."