Kyle Walker could miss out of clash against Spurs


Kyle Walker

Manchester City’s right-back,Kyle Walker featuring against Tottenham in their Champions League tie is doubtful after he picked up an hamstring injury during a 1-0 win against Brighton on Saturday.

Sergio Aguero is hopefully expected to be fit when City take on Tottenham as the absent striker is ‘much, much better’ after a muscle issue while Walker looks a doubt he will make it.

Kyle Walker during the first half of Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final win over Brighton clashed together with Alireza Jahanbakhsh, but avoided a red card following a Video Assistant Referee review.

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Guardiola insists it was injury-related when he was taken off pitch.

”I didn’t see it,’ Guardiola said of the incident with Jahanbakhsh.

”What I saw and the people tell me he didn’t touch.

”No (I didn’t bring him off because he was on a yellow card), he had problems in the back, in the hamstring, he could not run.

”Brighton counterpart Chris Hughton has seen the incident back three or four times and was disappointed that Walker was not sent off.

”In my opinion, it was a red card,’ Hughton said.

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”We ask the players to be honest.

”Alireza doesn’t make a big meal of it.

”We certainly would have seen in the past players clutching their head, rolling on the floor, so I don’t think he makes a big deal of it.

”But certainly if I look at the action, which I have done, there would have been numerous circumstances where that exact same action would have got somebody a red card.

I think there was sufficient force in the action to warrant that, Pep said.


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