Manchester City came from behind to secure a vital 2-1 victory against Southampton at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday (via BBC Sport).
Pep Guardiola’s side were 1-0 down at half-time due to a James Ward-Prowse goal but came back to claim three points in dramatic fashion at the death.
Sergio Aguero had levelled up the score after 70 minutes, before a goal from Kyle Walker just four minutes from time gave the reigning champions the victory to ensure they remain in second place in the Premier League, six points behind Liverpool (BBC Sport).
As well as scoring the winner, Walker also provided the assist for Aguero’s goal and on top of that completed two successful dribbles, played five accurate long balls and finished with an impressive 95.7% passing accuracy which gave him a WhoScored rating of 7.98.
The ex-Tottenham Hotspur man had been out of the team for City’s previous two Premier League matches (Transfermarkt), but took his opportunity against Southampton to remind Guardiola what a quality operator he is.
Most supporters recognised Walker’s outstanding performance, and quite a few were quick to praise the England right-back on social media after the game.
Here is what some had to say on Twitter…
Delighted for you Kyle, one assist and the winning goal – you always give 100% in a Sky blue shirt, best way to answer your critics is out on the pitch…#mcfctogether
— Sean Riley 🏴 🐝 (@mcfcsince1894) November 2, 2019
Top class like Newcastle last season 👌 pic.twitter.com/tNCSIh3aLG
— Lesley Ross 🏆🏆🏆🏆 🎗 (@111Lesley111) November 2, 2019
FANTASTIC AS USUAL! THE MAIN MAN TODAY
— AGÜERO MIL GRAU™ (@AgueroMilGrau) November 2, 2019
Played amazing kyle 💙👌
— We Are City (@WeAreCity19) November 2, 2019
We Love you @kylewalker2 . Good Job today my Man of the Match⚽⚽✔💪👏❤
— ETOO N KATUTA (@EKatuta) November 2, 2019
The man the myth the legend
— SaifBZ 🇦🇪 (@SaifAlmazroui) November 2, 2019
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