Kyle Walker Handed Three-Match European Ban
SWINDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: Kyle Walker of Manchester City walks out of a flare during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Swindon Town and Manchester City at The County Ground on January 07, 2022 in Swindon, England. (Photo by Lynne Cameron - Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

Manchester City's Kyle Walker has had his punishment issued by UEFA, after the fullback saw red in the Citizens group stage clash with RB Leipzig.

Three Match Ban

Kyle Walker has been handed a three-match ban by UEFA, after being issued with a violent conduct charge for his 82nd minute challenge on RB Leipzig's Andre Silva.

The Englishman was shown a straight red by referee Sandro Scharer, and with his challenge deemed to be reckless and endangering by the higher powers at UEFA, the 31-year-old will now miss the Citizens next three games in the European competition.

Which Games Will Walker Miss?

The charge means that Walker will miss both legs of Manchester City's last 16 clash with Sporting Lisbon, as well as the first leg of their quarter final tie should they advance to the next round.

If not, Walker will miss the opening fixture of the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League campaign, assuming that he is still with a club competing in the competition.

Manchester City have yet to comment on whether they will appeal the charge.

 

 

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