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Walker Worry For Spurs Clash

Walker Worry For Spurs Clash

Kyle Walker has picked up a hamstring injury and is doubtful for Manchester City’s Champions League clash against Tottenham.

City boss Pep Guardiola is hoping that Sergio Aguero will be fit when City take on Tottenham the absent striker is “much, much better” after a muscle issue, but Walker looks a doubt to face his former club.

The right-back was caught up in controversy during the first half of Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final win over Brighton after a coming together with Alireza Jahanbakhsh, but avoided a red card following a Video Assistant Referee review.

Walker was taken off at half-time, but Guardiola insists it was injury-related. “I didn’t see it,” Guardiola said of the incident with Jahanbakhsh. “What I saw and the people tell me he didn’t touch.

 

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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.

“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.”

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