Updated: Saturday, 8th August 2020 @ 9:26am

Joe Hart wins Premier League Golden Glove for second season and England legend Peter Shilton expects future dominance

Joe Hart wins Premier League Golden Glove for second season and England legend Peter Shilton expects future dominance

By Dean Wilkins

Manchester City keeper Joe Hart is the Premier League’s Golden Glove winner for the second successive season and England legend Peter Shilton expects his dominance to continue.

The 25-year-old won the award with 17 clean sheets, two ahead of Tim Krul, with one game left to play this season.

Hart could match his record of 18 from last season and England’s most capped player Peter Shilton is expecting him to only get better.

Hart said: “It’s obviously a fantastic thing to have, but winning the Golden Glove award would mean absolutely nothing if we don’t get the result we need on Sunday.”

City have conceded only one goal in the last five matches and will be crowned Champions on Sunday if they beat relegation battlers QRP.

He added: “Training has been exactly the same, obviously there’s a great buzz around the place but we just want to keep doing what we’ve been doing – playing well, giving our all and keep doing what we’ve been doing until the last kick of the match against QPR.

“The fact that this is the last game of the season has got lost somewhere along the way so whatever happens on Sunday, it’s going to be weird.”

City, who were awarded with the LMA Performance of the Week after their 2-0 win at Newcastle, bought Hart from Shrewsbury Town in 2006 for £600,000.

And Shilton believes Joe Hart can establish himself as the number one for years to come but is hoping to see a return from West Brom’s on-loan keeper Ben Foster.

Former Baggies manager Roy Hodgson is yet to announce his summer squad and Shilton hopes that Foster will call an end to his international break – which he started in May 2011.

"Joe Hart could win a lot of caps for England. You need a bit of luck through injuries, but he is in at an early age and there is not a lot pushing him at the moment. Unless Foster comes back, you never can tell, certainly he could be there for a while," said Shilton.

"Hart has done really well to get there, and I still think Rob Green deserves to be part of the set-up because he obviously had the one big misfortune [in the World Cup against USA], but you can't judge him on one game.

"I would like to see Foster come back in and put some pressure on, and after that there is a few with potential."

Shilton is impressed with the City man’s form and said that his confidence and ability has been the key to the Blues’ success.

"I still think he has got a few rough edges he needs to work on, but he has done really well.

"He is England's number one and could be there for years, but I think also there are still things that could make him better.

"Hopefully he will play a really big part in making us do really well in these championships."

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