Walker crowned PFA Young Player of the Year
Football Unites, Racism Divides (FURD) youth product Kyle Walker has been named the PFA Young Player of the Year after an impressive first full season for Tottenham.
The 21-year-old made his international debut in England’s friendly against Spain back in November and then made his first start against Sweden, picking up the man of the match award for his efforts.
He also became a fans favourite at White Hart Lane after scoring the winning goal in a north London derby victory over Arsenal with a 25-yard strike.
Walker’s Spurs team-mate Gareth Bale and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero were among the favourites to win the award.
Also nominated were Arsenal’s teenage midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck and Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge.
Walker had originally been a 33/1 outsider to pick up the award but was heavily backed into odds-on favouritism shortly before confirmation of his success.
William Hill refused to take any more bets on the award after a single punter attempted to place a £1,200 wager on the defender, leading to fears that the result had been leaked.