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Manchester City: Fans laud Kyle Walker’s display against Paris-Saint Germain

Manchester City: Fans laud Kyle Walker’s display against Paris-Saint Germain -Manchester City News

Flocking to Twitter, a number of Manchester City fans lavished defender Kyle Walker with praise for his ‘imperious’ display at home to Paris-Saint Germain in their 2-1 Champions League home win on Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola’s side fought to a memorable victory against the Ligue 1 giants and secured top spot in their group, also confirming a place in the round of 16.

Seeking to gain revenge for their 2-0 loss in the reverse fixture in Paris, City started off brightly and dominated possession in the opening stages, going on to miss big first half chances to take the lead.

Soon after the interval, the Sky Blues paid for their lack of ruthlessness as Kylian Mbappe slotted a loose ball through Ederson’s legs to open the scoring. However, City dug in and continued to press the issue, being rewarded for their efforts just under 15 minutes later when Raheem Sterling poked home from close range.

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On a knife edge thereafter, Neymar then squandered an opportunity for the visitors to regain the lead before substitute Gabriel Jesus sealed an all-important win, side-footing City’s second goal from inside the penalty area following Bernardo Silva’s assist.

Man City fans praise Walker…

One man who lots of Citizens lavished with praise after the win, and a player who one fan believes ‘goes under the radar’, was England international Walker. The 31-year-old, who played a big part in City’s equaliser with his run around the back of PSG’s defence, also coped well with the likes of Neymar and Mbappe.

One moment which sticks out is his recovery run in the first half to put off the French superstar, who had a big chance in on goal, sparing John Stones’ blushes after he gave the ball away.

As highlighted by Manchester Evening News, Walker coped well with the away side’s counterattacks and played his part going forward, leaving little wonder why some fans hailed him as a ‘monster’.

Check out some of their best verdicts below:

“I’m sick of Kyle Walker putting in performances like these all the time and getting no recognition because he doesn’t get assists or score goals. He’s way too underrated man”

Credit: @SxrgioSZN

“Cancelo this, Trent that but at very top level football Kyle Walker is a defensive monster. Mbappe and Neymar frightened to death of him”

Credit: @city_tactics

“Kyle Walker goes under the radar way too much”

Credit: @CitehForum

“• Walker & Cancelo phenomenal once again
• Stones & Dias are the best CB duo itw
• Rodri beast performance & is the Best DM currently
• Bernardo is on a different level
• Jesus super sub performance
• All team was brilliant tonight

We are Manchester City”

Credit: @Ferrangooalski

“What a fantastic performance that was! Even missing key players we are on another planet to almost every other team! Rodri and Bernie were absolutely immense but Kyle Walker once again was imperious! For me he’s been one of our best signings in our recent history! So consistent!”

Credit: @FanzoneDanny

“And that is why Kyle Walker is still the best right back in world football. Criminally underrated.”

Credit: @danny_motion

“Kyle Walker is so underrated…He’s a MONSTER”

Credit: @Arence_Koli

“Walker 5 years on better than he’s ever been. Incredible player”

Credit: @J_B_41

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