Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker was partly at fault for the goal Manchester City conceded in their shock 1-0 defeat against Wigan Athletic in the fifth round of the FA Cup at the DW Stadium on Monday night, and Spurs fans were quick to mock the 27-year-old who left last summer.
WILL GRIGG IS ON FIRE
Wigan from League One have shocked the ten man Premier League goliaths Manchester City in the FA Cup with the goal from their 🔥🔥🔥 striker
— The Sports Quotient (@SportsQuotient) February 19, 2018
The Citizens were the overwhelming favourites to progress to a quarter-final tie at home to Southampton as they faced the League One high-flyers, but a red card for Fabian Delph before half-time gave the Latics a chance.
Then 10 minutes from the end, Walker allowed a ball down the wing to go under his foot and he was then beaten in a foot race by Will Grigg, who finished brilliantly past Ederson in the City goal to take the hosts through.
Pep Guardiola’s side’s exit will certainly boost Spurs’ chances of winning the competition, although they must beat Rochdale at Wembley in their fifth round replay before they come up against either Sheffield Wednesday or Swansea City in the quarters.
Tottenham supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on Walker’s display, and while one said “Kyle Walker may have just won Tottenham a trophy and he doesn’t play for us anymore”, another simply said “what was Walker thinking”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— Harry🏴🇩🇰 (@MouraFlair) February 19, 2018
— Derek Polley (@djp1961b) February 19, 2018
— Ash Mahoney (@Amahoney_) February 19, 2018
— Darren Walsh (@A_Tottenham_Man) February 19, 2018
Is Kyle Walker still worth £54m?? #COYS
— • Martin • (@p4ylr) February 19, 2018
— Charlie (@CharlieTHFC) February 19, 2018
Kyle Walker still has that mistake in him then! #coys
— Gwyn Grout (@gbg1954) February 19, 2018
City out of the cup due to a Walker error. Beautiful. Only side I feared are gone. #coys
— Sean (@BetterCallSpurs) February 19, 2018
— Tahir Iqbal (@Tahir_E17) February 19, 2018
— Liam O'Sullivan (@LiamoLK73) February 19, 2018