Video evidence that Joe Hart takes a mean free kick

Posted by - January 6, 2013 - Golazo, Manchester City

England do not struggle for free kick takers, with Rooney, Gerrard, Lampard, Walcott and Milner fancying their chances whenever a set piece becomes available.

However, perhaps it is time for a little re-think, because the national team may have their own version of Jose Chilavert or Rogerio Ceni.

The above video was taken this week during Manchester City training, and shows a drill where Costel Pantilimon is shot at from both sides of the goal. Joe Hart takes one of these, and absolutely lashes into the area of the goal that I like to refer to as ‘where the spiders live’, right in the top corner and off the underside of the bar.

It’s genuinely as good as anything I’ve seen Rooney hit from a dead ball.