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The 10 Worst Debut Matches Ever

It's safe to say that things have not gone well for Joe Hart over the last six months.

Following Manchester City's damp squib of a campaign last season, he was then part of England's disastrous Euro 2016, letting in two howlers, before returning to City to find out that new manager Pep Guardiola had decided to replace him.

On deadline day, he made good his escape from life as a third choice at the Etihad to join Torino on loan. "A fresh start," he probably thought, "The fans will love me!", he mused. "I just want to go out there and show them what I can do".

Sadly for Joe, it was the same-old bad news, as first he was named as 'John Hart' on the teamlist, before he misjuged a cross, allowing Atalanta to score. He then later went the wrong way for a penalty, which led to defeat for Torino in his first match in the Serie A.

Proving that you don't always get it right first time, we present the all-time 10 worst debut matches of all time. Better luck next time chaps.

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