Jack Grealish was lauded by supporters after his performance in Aston Villa’s Second City Derby win. Villa fell behind to Birmingham inside of half an hour before Jonathan Kodjia levelled the game less than ten minutes later.
Grealish scored the goal that put Villa ahead for the first time and set the supporters into raptures. After the game, he called his goal “my favourite of my career so far” and fans were delighted with his showing.
Pure class what a goal what a day ???????????????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/jSILjW8UF8
— MLM (@mugen_R98) November 25, 2018
The smile on your face said it all – so nice to see a fan like you playing, scoring and enjoying it like we all did in the stands. ( right in front of you when you celebrated that Alan wonder goal) Love you Jack ⚽️ ❣ VTID
— Angela (@bearwood67) November 25, 2018
Super jack superb today mate same again Wednesday
— Scott Macdonald (@scottmacd24) November 25, 2018
Living the dream all of us have, keep on going kid ????????
— Heart Of The Holte (@HeartOfTheHolte) November 25, 2018
— Declan Pierce (@DecPierce) November 25, 2018
And you’re the player we always dreamed you’d be. Very fitting to finally get your derby goal when you’re hitting the prime of your career. UTV Jack enjoy the feeling! ????????
— Katie Jayne (@MissKatieJayne_) November 25, 2018
Grealish has made 19 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating four goals. The attacking-midfielder has been tasked by Dean Smith to score more goals and make more assists by being in the area.
His plan worked to perfection on Sunday, with Grealish heading home from inside the area to put the Villans ahead and they went on to win the game 4-2. Grealish has now contributed three goals in as many league appearances.
Since making his debut for the Midlands outfit, Grealish has gone on to make 129 appearances in all competition, scoring 11 goals and making 17 assists. He’s represented England at u21 level and hopes to represent the first-team in the near future.
If he can maintain his form, Gareth Southgate could reward Grealish with a call-up, but he still has a lot of work to do.