Walker cancels out Zinchenko opener to earn England draw against Ukraine

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Kyle Walker has certainly bided his time. Twelve years on from his England debut and on the occasion of his 77th cap, the Manchester City right-back finally scored for his country. It was an important one, too, his cool finish before half-time cancelling out Oleksandr Zinchenko’s opener for Ukraine and ensuring that England came home with something from a collective 6/10 performance.

Walker was the outstanding player on the pitch, his speed on the defensive cover so reassuring for Gareth Southgate, particularly as he was up against the jet-heeled Mykhailo Mudryk. He repeatedly shut the door in his opponent’s face even after he gave him a head start in footraces.

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Written by David Hytner at the Wroclaw Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/sep/09/ukraine-england-euro-2024-qualifier-match-report under the title “Walker cancels out Zinchenko opener to earn England draw against Ukraine”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.