Updated: Friday, 6th December 2019 @ 1:53pm

Manchester City's Joe Hart insists Premier League title race not over following Carlos Tevez's hat-trick return

Manchester City's Joe Hart insists Premier League title race not over following Carlos Tevez's hat-trick return

By Dean Wilkins

Manchester City’s Joe Hart is adamant that the Premier League title race is not over.

England’s goalkeeper insisted that the four games left are still important to success and that Carlos Tevez’s return has reignited the team’s motivation.

Manchester United play Everton at Old Trafford on Sunday and the Blues could again be eight points behind when they kick off at Wolverhampton Wanderers later that afternoon.

But Hart told Sky Sports: "There is no way any of us would give up until it is mathematically impossible."

"There is no point in us turning up on Sunday if the title race is over. We've still got to believe, we've still got to fight for every single point available,” said Hart.

Referring to his manager’s recent comments about the title race, he added: "I don't think [Mancini] means that the season is over. I think he is just trying to play it down a little bit and let us get on with what we need to do."

"Other than that, we've got to rely on other teams. We can only battle away and try and win every game and hope that United slip up."

Carlos Tevez, who has been welcomed back into the side after a six month self-exile, scored a hat-trick in the 6-1 win at Norwich City on Saturday and Hart declared that the team had moved on and that his impact is essential.

"We have been a bit dry on goals recently, so that fresh Carlos input has been awesome," he said.

"You can say what you want about Carlos Tevez, but when he plays, he plays to win and he plays for his team-mates.

“There are far more important things in our lives than what went on and what didn't go on. We have that goal of trying to win the league and Carlos has bought into that. He has not come in and tried to make any big statements.

“We have just all moved on."

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