Kyle Walker reveals why he didn't celebrate winner for Manchester City against Sheffield United

Kyle Walker has revealed why he chose not to celebrate his match-winning goal as his current side, Manchester City, beat his boyhood club Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

By Danny Hall
Saturday, 31st October 2020, 4:39 pm

Walker, who was born in Sheffield and grew up supporting the Blades before making the professional grade at Bramall Lane, netted the only goal of the game in the first half, finding the net from long range on his 100th Premier League appearance for City.

It was the full-back's first goal in almost a year - he last scored in victory over Southampton last November - but Walker elected not to celebrate at all, as he was mobbed by jubilant teammates.

And the 30-year-old right back said afterwards: "My mum and dad live here, so if I'd celebrated they probably would have got a lot of stick. I'm a Sheffield United fan, so I couldn't.

"My first game for Aston Villa was here and I scored with my left peg, so I seem to like this ground."

It was only a second Premier League clean sheet for City this season and Walker was impressed by the central defensive pairing of Aymeric Laporte and Ruben Dias.

"They've done fantastic, especially Ruben since he's come in," he said. "He's played a lot of games and shown what a quality signing he is.

"I think whoever steps in there, if it's John (Stones), Nathan (Ake), Eric (Garcia), Ruben or Aymeric, they're all going to put in top performances."

Manchester City's Kyle Walker, centre, did not celebrate after scoring his side's opening goal against United (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, Pool)

The Blades return to action next weekend, away at Chelsea.