By Dominic Toner
Jack Grealish put in another good display for Aston Villa against Bristol City on Saturday, and supporters took to Twitter to applaud the midfielder, despite their defeat.
Grealish, 20, opened the scoring for Villa after just five minutes with a fantastic volley that looped over the goalkeeper and into the top corner.
However, a second-half comeback from Bristol City, including two goals in quick succession, condemned Villa to their second Championship defeat of the season.
Tammy Abraham and Joe Bryan scored two quick goals to give the home side a lead for the first time in the match, and Lee Tomlin finished from a free-kick late-on to seal a 3-1 victory.
Despite another setback for Villa the fans praised the performance of midfielder Grealish.
Jack grealish imo has the potential to be the championship player of the year If he keeps this form and commitment up
— sean kowalenko (@SeanKowalenko) August 27, 2016
Jack Grealish has just scored a cracking volley for Villa
— Rob Stewart (@RobStewart_) August 27, 2016
Interesting to see if a season in the championship, with a team performing well, will be the making of Jack Grealish. #talent
— Hendo1980 (@Hendo1980) August 27, 2016
Lovely goal by Jack Grealish!
— TalkAstonVilla (@TalkAstonVilla) August 27, 2016
SUPERJACKYG! The new Aston Villa Legend @JackGrealish1
— Callum (@MaceAvfc11) August 27, 2016
Jack Grealish, what a player!!
— Jack Dean (@JackDean1982) August 27, 2016
I said all along that Jack Grealish would destroy the championships 🔥
— Borgy (@adamborg93) August 27, 2016
@JackGrealish1 is fire in this league. His touch and vision is incredible
— Matt Browne (@mattbrowne182) August 27, 2016
— Tom Rutherford II (@TomRutherford17) August 27, 2016
Grealish has started the season in good form and has now scored two league goals, following his solo effort in the 3-0 win against Rotherham.
He only made nine appearances for the Midlands club last season due to injuries, poor form and a series of off-field controversies.
Grealish has also struggled with injuries and consistency throughout his career, but has shown in glimpses in the Premier League and for England’s Under-21 that he has real ability.
He played for the Republic of Ireland as a youngster before deciding to pledge his international duty to England, and has won the 2016 Toulon Tournament with the Under-21 team.
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