Hodgson played Hart for the full 90 minutes in Englandâ€™s 1-0 win against the Danes on Wednesday night.
And he made that decision as a direct result of Hart being left on the bench in Cityâ€™s Capital One Cup Final victory against Sunderland three days earlier.
Hodgson said: â€œIt was important for Joe. He didnâ€™t play at the weekend for City and that was a disappointment for him.
â€œYou get to a League Cup final and you donâ€™t play and I thought it was important that he played for us.
â€œHe wasnâ€™t exactly bombarded but he still made a couple of good saves."
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