By Richard Parks
Aston Villa fans have taken to Twitter to drool over Jack Grealish’s cameo in their team’s 3-0 Championship win over Sunderland on Tuesday night.
The Villa academy product made his comeback after nearly a month on the sidelines due to injury as a 67th minute striker for substitute Scott Hogan.
The Midlands giants were already three goals ahead at that point through goals from Lewis Grabban, James Chester and a Bryan Oviedo own goal.
Villa fans were delighted to see midfielder Grealish back in action after what has been a truncated campaign for the fans favourite, who missed the first three months after undergoing kidney surgery.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Grealish is the best player in the league #avfc
— Peter Dignan (@peterdiggy) March 6, 2018
Hourihane has turned into a class player! Starting to control games now, Grealish looked good off the bench #avfc
— Lord (@EdenFahy) March 7, 2018
— Simon Lines (@simonlines) March 6, 2018
#AVFC A fit and firing Jack Grealish could be the difference between being promoted automatically or being in the play offs. The kid is different class
— Oliver Hawthorn (@AVFCOliver) March 6, 2018
Grealish is the best technical player in this division #AVFC
— Tom King (@thomasavfc12) March 6, 2018
Grealish is just a boss. The whole team elevates when he plays. #avfc
— Jasmit Kalra-AVFC (@jkalra14) March 6, 2018
Grealish is class. We’ve missed him immensely. Comes looking for the call all the time and nearly always beats the first man. Talent. #AVFC
— G_AVFC (@AVFC_G) March 6, 2018
Played better as a unit with Grealish…he just seems to have acres of space and glides across the pitch #avfc
— Guy Bradley (@GuyBradley) March 6, 2018
Grealish is a different bread of class and today was his audition for Saturday #avfc
— Thetruevillain (@Truevillainavfc) March 6, 2018
Villa’s win over Chris Coleman’s relegation strugglers kept the home side in the hunt for automatic promotion on a night when rivals Cardiff City and Fulham also secured victories.
Bruce’s team are third in the Championship with 66 points, four adrift of second-placed Cardiff and seven behind leaders Wolves, who travel to Leeds United on Wednesday night.
In other Aston Villa news, it has been revealed that a Villa striker has cancelled his accommodation and walked out on Championship club.