Joe Hart has had a frustrating stretch of games for Manchester City lately, conceding 8 goals in his last four matches heading into their big showdown at Emirates Stadium against Arsenal. But after being beat on a long shot by Theo Walcott, to make in nine in his last five, his tenth may have been the worst: a nutmegging at the hands of Olivier Giroud.
Naturally, the stunned fans and foes alike were quick to take to Twitter and decry the reigning Premier League Golden Glove holder for his stunning mistake off of the oldest trick in the football book.
I just seen the 2nd Goal again. Olivier Giroud nutmegged Joey Hart. This is peak banter.
— Folabs (@Thelambart) December 21, 2015
Joe Hart nutmegged horribly for the second goal. But not a flake of dandruff in sight, fair play.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) December 21, 2015
Joe Hart is awful
— Casey Johnson (@CaseyCodyJ) December 21, 2015
Some even made the comparison between Hart and struggling Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan.
Bogdan > Joe Hart
— Paul Senior (@PaulSenior1) December 21, 2015
Man City would go on to lose the match 2-1, giving the Citizens just seven points from their last six matches and falling well behind both Arsenal and Leicester City on the Premier League table.
Despite his failings against Arsenal, Hart is for clean sheets this season with Petr Cech and Jack Butland.