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24th Apr, 2017 | 2:23pm

Jack Grealish sends Twitter message to Aston Villa fans following derby triumph

By Matt Farr

Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish has declared their Midlands derby win over Birmingham on Sunday as ‘the best feeling in the world’.

The 21-year-old took to his personal Twitter account following the 1-0 victory to send a message of passion to the Aston Villa fans, who were revelling in a priceless victory over their fierce rivals.

His Twitter message was accompanied by an image of himself passionately celebrating in front of a dejected Birmingham dugout during Sunday’s game.

Grealish has had an important role to play under Steve Bruce at Aston Villa this season, making 31 appearances in all competitions, and contributing four goals and five assists.

But he was handed only his second Championship start in 13 matches for the clash with Birmingham at Villa Park, before being withdrawn in the 59th-minute.

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His replacement, Gabriel Agbonlahor, proved to be the match-winner with his 68th-minute strike, netting only his first goal for the club in 14 months.

Aston Villa are now undefeated against Birmingham in their last four derby meetings.

The victory piled even further misery on relegation-threatened Birmingham, who have just two games left to ensure their Championship survival.

They currently sit two points clear of the relegation zone, while Midlands rivals Aston Villa are 14 points to the good in 12th place.

Grealish will be determined to retain his place in the starting eleven for their penultimate fixture against Blackburn on Saturday, and then against Brighton on May 7.

In other Aston Villa news, Tony Xia has hit out at this Birmingham player for his disgusting behaviour during the Midlands derby.

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