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Man City defender Walker hit with three-match UEFA ban

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 28 Jan 2022

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Kyle Walker has been hit with a three-match ban by UEFA following his red card in Manchester City’s loss to RB Leipzig last month.

The England full-back was dismissed for a crude hack on Andre Silva late in a game that City went on to lose 2-1.

Pep Guardiola’s side had already qualified for the round of 16, but will now be without Walker for both legs against Sporting CP.

UEFA confirmed the sanction in a statement on Friday, with Walker’s actions described as an “assault”.

The 31-year-old will also miss the first leg of the quarter-finals, should City progress to that stage.

Walker became the second-oldest Englishman to be sent off in a Champions League game, after Paul Scholes for Manchester United against Roma in April 2007 (32 years, 139 days).

 

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