Date: 10th March 2019 at 5:00pm
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Today’s Second City Derby between Birmingham and Aston Villa created plenty of headlines for all the wrong reasons earlier today.

It was a typically tight game with both sides having good chances to win it, but as they wasted their efforts and Garry Monk cried about an ignored potential penalty (nice to see Monk actually see something in the game), Jack Grealish took his moment in the second half to score the winner.

Sweet justice following on from the fan who assaulted him and his disagreement with a steward.

Jack was the talking point following the game and head coach Dean Smith showered him with praise in his post-game press interviews and he told the BBC.

“Jack Grealish is a mature lad, and he responded well. There was only one way to answer that and that was to pop up with a winner like he did. I’m really proud of the way he handled it. He only came off as he was knackered, cramping up. It was a scrappy derby in difficult conditions but we were the better team in the second half and deserved to win. A lot has been made of the Birmingham City team spirit, but we showed a lot of spirit ourselves. Conditions were tough but we put in a gritty performance.”

A hard fought but deserved win and now we see what kind of fallout they get from the Football Association as plenty have already said they need to come down hard on that and questions need to be asked about the stewarding on the day as well.

As for Jack, his response to everyone that went on in the game was pretty succinct.

“One of the best days of my life.”

 

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