The Three Lions strolled to a comfortable a victory at Wembley Stadium after Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Conor Coady and Danny Ings helped them continue their preparations to face Belgium on Sunday.
Villa captain Jack Grealish started the game and put in an impressive display under the arch, but it appeared to go unnoticed by Southgate after the final whistle.
Speaking during his post-match press conference, the 50-year-old was asked a question about Grealish’s involvement in the game. While he provided a few positive superlatives, Southgate changed the subject and proceeded to gush over Mason Mount, who was a second half substitute.
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Unsurprisingly, this brought a negative reaction from plenty of the Villa Park faithful, who strongly believed that the 25-year-old is being deliberately ignored by the England boss.
Villa fans fuming with Southgate
That’s the worst thing I’ve ever seen.
a) “Wow, didn’t realise he was different to what we have.”
b) “He should do more of… what he’s been doing for five years basically.”
c) “Fill me, Mount.”
— The Villa Podcast (@TheVillaPodcast) October 8, 2020
Is that what he had to say about MOTM…Wow speechless 😶
— VenB (@vburani) October 9, 2020
Unbelievabke, beyond parody now!!!
— David Wilde (@avfc_david) October 8, 2020
— RyanUTV (@RyanDW22778989) October 8, 2020
He’s got to be in on the joke at this stage surly 🤣🤣 https://t.co/IC15pjwvIM
— Bendrix 🦁 (@Benjmeister85) October 9, 2020
There is absolutely no way he’s done it again 😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/yXWZQtp6Y3
— Lukas (@VodexMusic) October 9, 2020
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