Joe Hart has been dropped for Manchester City’s match against Norwich City and is uncertain whether he will be recalled by Manuel Pellegrini for Tuesday’s Champions League tie against CSKA Moscow.

Hart will sit on the benchon Saturday after losing his place to understudy Costel Pantilimon in a bold move by Pellegrini, who has acted after the goalkeeper made a number of costly errors for City this season.

The England No 1 has been agonising over his place since his mistake against Chelsea last Sunday and was told the news by Pellegrini on Friday morning, with fears now growing over whether it will damage his hopes of remaining Roy Hodgson’s first choice in the international side.