Mario Gaspar’s sensational opener in Spain’s 2-0 friendly victory over England came as the latest in a line of great overhead kicks scored against Joe Hart.
The Manchester City goalkeeper can be proud of his two Premier League titles, one FA Cup winners’ medal and one League Cup winners’ medal, but when one day he looks back on his career he will also see a number of acrobatically executed screamers flying past him.
So kick back, relax and enjoy these five amazing overhead kicks scored against Joe Hart – plus, in the interests of balance, one he scored himself…
Mario Gaspar for Spain v England
The Villarreal right-back is the latest to have made a stunned onlooker out of Hart.
Zlatan Ibrahimović for Sweden v England
One of the most audacious goals ever scored, let alone the stand-out goal of four scored by Zlatan that night alone.
Wayne Rooney for Man Utd v Man City
To point out that this one went in off Rooney’s shin would be the very definition of ‘churlish to quibble’.
Ricardo Vaz Tê for West Ham v Man City
One of the lesser celebrated overhead kicks scored against Joe Hart, this was an impressive show of improvisation nevertheless.
Peter Crouch for Stoke v Man City
Not widely recognised as an overhead kick, perhaps, but it kind of is and in any case it’s a nailed-on screamer.
And one he scored himself
In training, admittedly.