Kyle Walker, the Manchester City right-back, spent the day on the bench in his team’s clash with Leeds United on Wednesday after Rico Lewis, 18, received his first Premier League start ahead of him at Elland Road.
Walker was involved in a funny moment during the match which was captured on camera. The 32-year-old former Spurs player was seen taking down an Amazon Prime Video camera at the dugout meant for recording off-the-pitch angles of the match.
Watch the video of the moment here:
The decision to bench Walker and start Williams ahead of him came after the latter put up a brilliant show in the Carabao Cup match against Liverpool last week.
“The way he played vs Liverpool, it’d be unfair not to let him play again,” Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola told the media before the match, explaining his decision to start Lewis ahead of Walker.
“Almost impossible to play better than him. He has to play again. We need Kyle/Joao as soon as possible. He’s in a perfect position to play,” Guardiola added.
Walker has returned from the Qatar World Cup having started all the matches for Three Lions. He was pivotal to England manager Gareth Southgate’s plan to stop the French forward Kylian Mbappe in England’s quarter-final clash with France.
As a result, Walker being on the bench could be more about resting him than Lewis’s performance.
City, however, did not miss the English fullback and took a three-nil lead in the second half. Erling Haaland scored a brace taking his total Premier League goal tally to 20 from 15 matches.