Manchester City defender Kyle Walker hit with three-match UEFA ban

Kyle Walker

Kyle Walker was banned by UEFA for three games following his red card during Manchester City’s defeat to RB Leipzig last month.

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

Pep Guardiola’s side then qualified for the Round of 16th, but will now be without Kyle Walker on both legs against Sporting CP.

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

The 31-year-old will also miss the first leg of the quarter-final if Manchester City advance to that stage.

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

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