‘He’s completely lost his head there’: Kyle Walker given straight red card for ‘lashing out’ at RB Leipzig forward Andre Silva… as Martin Keown warns ‘it’s going to cost City in the next round’

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  • Kyle Walker was sent off in Manchester City’s 2-1 loss against RB Leipzigo
  • The England international unnecessarily taunted Andre Silva’s leg
  • Walker will no longer be able to play in the first leg of City’s Round of 16 in February
  • Premier League champions finish on top of Group A despite losing to Leipzig

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Martin Keon slammed Kyle Walker for ‘losing his head’ when Manchester City were sent off for a petulant challenge as they lost 2-1 to Premier League champions RB Leipzig.

The England international received his marching orders three minutes ahead of time, as he unnecessarily took a swipe at the Portuguese’s left foot.

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While City top Group A despite a loss in Germany, Walker’s departure means the right-back will miss the first leg of the Round of 16 in February.

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Kyle Walker was sent off as Manchester City lost 2-1 to RB Leipzig on Tuesday night

Keon, who has been commenting on the game for BT Sport, was deeply impressed by the incident.

‘Looks like one game is too much [Kyle] Walker,’ said the former Arsenal defender.

‘He didn’t seem to be himself tonight and he’s completely lost his head in there.

‘Walker knows he is not at the height he has set himself.

The City right-back was shown a straight red card for an unnecessary kick out on Andre Silva

Walker will now miss Manchester City's knockout game after being kicked off Silva's back

Walker will now miss Manchester City’s knockout game after being kicked off Silva’s back

‘He is disappointed with his performance and that particular player. He’s just freaked out, you can’t do that.

‘It is a human reaction but now City will have to pay for it in the next round.’

Walker’s red card topped a disappointing evening for City, which saw their seven-match winning streak come to an end.

RB Leipzig ended Manchester City's seven-match streak on Tuesday night

RB Leipzig ended Manchester City’s seven-match streak on Tuesday night

In front of empty stands due to coronavirus restrictions, Dominic Soboszlai kept the hosts, who fired manager Jesse Marsh over the weekend, ahead in the first half after scoring a goal from Jack Stephens.

Silva doubled Leipzig’s lead from a time of 20 minutes as he beat City’s second-choice keeper with a smart finish, before Riyad Mahrez pulled back once for the visitors.

Pep Guardiola’s men will learn the identities of their round of 16 opponents on Monday.

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