It’s not very often that you see a footballer score a volley from an ‘on the Scholes’ position from a corner. The typical volley-specialist on the edge of the box waiting for the ball to drop nicely for them to have a crack and yesterday that was Jack Grealish. The 23-year-old scored a world-class goal to make it 4-0 against Derby.
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) 2 March 2019
As goals go, the chances are that Jack Grealish isn’t going to score a goal as good as this one. When the corner ball came out to the midfielder even Grealish himself probably wouldn’t have envisaged the ball dropping perfectly into the top corner, with every single person in the stadium left speechless for a few seconds before Villa Park erupted into a storm of ecstatic Brummies.
Dean Smith seems to be really getting on with Grealish and knows exactly how to get the best out of him. The ex-Brentford gaffer made the brave decision to give the young midfielder the captain’s armband despite the fact it was his first start since 7th December, and since then he’s missed a whopping 13 Championship games, and no one expected him to bag a goal as he did on his return.
You can read the Villa fans’ verdict on Grealish’s goal here:
When’s the Jack statue being announced?
— Josh Brown (@JoshBrown1997) March 2, 2019
— Dean Mansell (@DeanMansell5) March 2, 2019
Up there with McGinn’s. Arguably better than his one against Cardiff.
— Malcolm Tucker (@Lord_MTucker) 2 March 2019
Amazing! Now rest him, save the lad, we need him for the rest of the season.
— Stuart Ensor (@stuartensor) March 2, 2019
We're on our way back
— paudie clifford (@paudieclifford) March 2, 2019
— Greg Childs (@GregChilds) March 2, 2019
Goal of the season there, end off!
— MrShafMan (@MrShafMan) March 2, 2019
Aston Villa’s best 45 since the last time JG played 2 months ago interesting.
— David Fahey (@villahagler69) 2 March 2019
The Villains on Twitter were in shock with the goal that Grealish tucked away and will be desperate for another one against Birmingham next weekend.