Martin Keown: Walker had a "torrid" game against Ukraine

Keown: Walker had a
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Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown thinks that Kyle Walker had a poor game in England's 0-0 draw with Ukraine on Tuesday.

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown felt that Kyle Walker endured a "torrid" evening in England's 0-0 draw with Ukraine on Tuesday.

Roy Hodgson's Three Lions held the home side to the stalemate in Kiev to stay top of Group H in their World Cup qualifying campaign, but Keown was critical of the Tottenham Hotspur defender after the game.

"Kyle Walker had a torrid time against Ukraine winger Yevhen Konoplyanka," Keown told the Daily Mail.

"The 23-year-old Dnipro man is incredibly fast and Walker struggled with that. The Tottenham defender is used to relying on his pace to get him out of trouble but Konoplyanka was faster than him.

"He has to read the danger earlier, otherwise he'll give more free-kicks away in dangerous positions like in the second half."

Walker was deputising for the injured Glen Johnson who has been ruled out for a reported 10 weeks.

England manager Roy Hodgson looks on at the start of the international friendly football match between England and Scotland on August 14, 2013
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