'Absolute quality', 'Class act' - Aston Villa fans rave over maestro in draw v Leeds
Aston Villa fans have taken to social media to rave over the display of Jack Grealish after he appeared as a substitute in the 1-1 draw with Leeds United on Friday night.
The Villans were 1-0 down at the break thanks to a header from Swedish international Pontus Jansson, and were still behind 20 minutes after the half time break when manager Steve Bruce chose to bring on both Henri Lansbury and Jack Grealish for Josh Onomah and Conor Hourihane.
It seemed to be an inspired move from the former Hull City boss, as the substitute pair linked up for the ex-Nottingham Forest midfielder to rifle past Felix Wiedwald in the Leeds net, the ball deflecting off the inside of the upright and into the back of the net to secure a point for the Villans.
However it was the display of midfield maestro Grealish which left the Villa faithful purring, turning to Twitter to pay credit to the impact he had on the game and insist he starts in their next outing.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
Grealish is just what we need to kick on, Hourihane isn't consistent enough so Lansbury back to full fitness is also a plus.
— Feenz (@FeensMeansBeans) December 1, 2017
Below par performance…. so a point gained. Keep us going!
Great to see Jack Grealish back on the pitch ????????
On we go #UTV
— Thomas Liversage (@TomLiversage) December 1, 2017
Really encouraging cameo by Grealish. Every time he got he ball was a threat. Won 3 or 4 free kicks. Should be starting next week #avfc
— Tony McCabe (@mc_tone) December 1, 2017
Grealish has produced a couple of amazing pieces of close control. #avfc
— rupert bell (@Rupertbell) December 1, 2017
Grealish is a class act and changed that game
— davidy1982 (@davidy1982) December 1, 2017
Surely Grealish takes the no10 position after tonight. Onomah did nothing like many [email protected] season. Grealish looking to run with the ball and create something all the [email protected] my pressure off defence.
— Fran Gorman (@Weeman78AVFC) December 1, 2017
Grealish needs to start next week #avfc
— Phil Hodson (@Hodsie) December 1, 2017
Grealish is just absolute quality. Get him on there from the start now. Good point in the end. #UTV
— Adam Canning (@ACanning10) December 1, 2017
Grealish has just four Championship appearances under his belt for Villa this season after being sidelined due to a kidney injury which forced him to undergo surgery just before the start of the current campaign.
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