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Kyle Walker’s performance for Tottenham in Russia tonight

There will always be people who focus on Kyle Walker’s defensive deficiencies and, while that’s criticism of his naivety is occasionally justified, he’s arguably one of the most important attacking components in Andre Villas-Boas’ side - and tonight against Anzhi was one of those occasions when he showed that.

Here are his statistics and graphics from Russia:

- Played all 90 minutes.

- Had 96 touches of the ball.

- Had 1 assist (2nd goal).

- Won 2 aerial duels, more than any other Spurs player.

- Created 2 goal-scoring opportunities (joint-most - Lamela).

- Made the joint-most successful tackles (3 - Chiriches).

- Made 2 successful defensive clearances.

- Made 1 interception.

- Attempted 2 crosses, neither of which were accurate.

- Completed 5 of his 6 attempted long-passes.

- Was fouled once.

- Completed 1 successful dribble.

- Heat-map:

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