Aston Villa have boosted their English Championship promotion hopes after a dominant Second City Derby victory over rivals Birmingham City at Villa Park.
The win means that Steve Bruce’s side move up the league table, leapfrogging Derby into the second automatic promotion spot.
After a hard-fought first half, Villa’s quality shone through in the second half with Albert Adomah opening the scoring on the hour mark before Conor Hourihane scored an absolute beauty with just nine minutes remaining.
While they grab the headlines, it was another player who caught supporters’ eyes – midfielder Jack Grealish.
The 22-year-old was in incredible form throughout, dominating the midfield battle and assisting Adomah’s opener. Fans couldn’t help but be in awe of his performance, with many suggesting he was the man of the match by a massive margin.
Can he continue this form and inspire his boyhood heroes to finally return to the English Premier League?
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Jack Grealish best player on the pitch by a mile #AVFC
— Jordan (@JordanAmiss1) February 11, 2018
Jack Grealish, man of the match by miles. An absolutely fine display. #avfc
— The Villa Vision 🌍 (@TheVillaVision) February 11, 2018
— 1874 The Villa (@1874_villa) February 11, 2018
Well played Jack Grealish, running the show again #AVFC
— AVFCNews (@Football_Pollss) February 11, 2018
— Mark Behan (@markeetweets) February 11, 2018
65 minutes in and jack grealish’s performance has been marvellous. nothing out of the ordinary considering how good his season has been. what a special player. #avfc
— lewis gordon (@serious_lewis) February 11, 2018
— Steve Barnes (@SteveBarnes19) February 11, 2018
Great game from Grealish. Ran the midfield and death with the big target on his back well 👌#avfc
— Matt🔰 (@MattB88) February 11, 2018
— Stav (@AndyWilmot1) February 11, 2018
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