Arsenal may have started the trend of mostly foreign starting line-ups competing for Premier League titles but City are taking it to a new level with only one player on the England roster for Brazil.
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart will face no further action from the Football Association following his confrontation with Hull City's George Boyd.
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is available to face Swansea despite requiring five stitches in a gash under his left eye, but David Silva is suspended after amassing five yellow cards.
Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed goalkeeper Joe Hart will keep his place in Manchester City's side for their game against Liverpool on Boxing Day.
The Guardian is reporting that Joe Hart will return to Premier League action for Manchester City against Fulham.
At his press conference today, Manuel Pellegrini wouldn't come out and say who was starting in goal for Manchester City against Arsenal. That has led to some conflicting reports the in the press, but it does seem like Costel Pantilimon will return.
There is no official word from Manuel Pelligrini but Joe Hart has reportedly been dropped out of the Manchester City starting lineup after a horrific few weeks.
Manchester City team vs Newcastle: Pantilimon, Richards, Boyata, Lescott, Kolarov, Rodwell, Garcia, Navas, Milner, Jovetic, Dzeko. SUBS: Hart, Zabaleta, Nasri, Negredo, Silva, Fernandinho, Demichelis
Manuel Pellegrini admitted the manner of Manchester City's defeat by Chelsea was hard to take but refused to single out Joe Hart or Matija Nastasic after the 2-1 loss.
Manchester City XI: Hart, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Nastasic, Clichy, Garcia, Fernandinho, Nasri, Yaya Toure (C), Silva, Aguero. ---SUBS--- Pantilimon, Navas, Kolarov, Dzeko, Negredo, Milner, Richards.
Joe Hart had another difficult night in goal for Manchester City as European Champions Bayern Munich outclassed their hosts in a 3-1 away victory in the Champions League.
Joe Hart's week has not been a good one between the 3 goals Arsenal scored over the weekend and the two scored by Scotland in England's friendly win.
Joe Hart has told Manchester City's players they must show the character to bounce back and "massively improve" next season.