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“I’m gonna knock him out!” – Forensic lip reader reveals what Kyle Walker told Neal Maupay



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A forensic lip reader has revealed exactly what Kyle Walker told Neal Maupay during an intense altercation at the Brentford Community Stadium on Monday night.

The duo became embroiled in an argument during the second-half of Manchester City’s 1-3 win against Brentford this week, with Pep Guardiola’s side in a commanding position in the contest following Phil Foden’s sensational hat-trick.

Maupay was the man to give Manchester City a major scare in the first-half however, as the Frenchman latched on to a direct goal-kick from Mark Flekken to slot home past a helpless Ederson.

However, that would be the last of his shots in anger, with his frustration directed towards Manchester City players throughout the remainder of the contest, including the Premier League champions’ captain.

The pair had to be separated by the fourth official, referee, and at one stage, manager Pep Guardiola after coming face-to-face following an exchange of words seemingly sparked by Neal Maupay.

Now, as revealed by MailSport and forensic lip reader Jeremy Freeman, Manchester City captain Kyle Walker approached the fourth official at Brentford on Monday night shouting, “I’m gonna knock him (Neal Maupay) out!”

Stuart Attwell is said to have responded to Walker with, “Shush”. However, it is claimed Walker refused to back down and continued, “Wait there” – pointing towards the Brentford tunnel – before walking back over to match referee Jarred Gillet.

MailSport’s report continues by claiming Walker said, “Ref, he (Neal Maupay) spoke about my kids, he spoke about my kids, not once, but twice,” to which the Brentford striker interrupted by saying, “I didn’t, it’s OK.”

Referee Jarred Gillett attempted to defuse the situation by telling Walker, “Let’s deal with it at the end,” before turning to Maupay and adding, “Now, now, just calm down, listen to me… think about it, think about it.”

Manchester City have a period away from competitive action this week before returning to duties with another Premier League contest, as they welcome Sean Dyche’s Everton to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday lunchtime.

City find themselves in a hugely promising position in the table at present, with victory over Brentford moving the Premier League champions to within just two points of Liverpool at the top of the division, with a game in hand.