Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish hailed by ecstatic fans for stunning individual goal against Rotherham


Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish hailed by ecstatic fans for stunning individual goal against Rotherham

Jack Grealish is widely considered the best player in the Championship and the Aston Villa midfielder once again proved why he has been given that tag.

Already a goal down to Rotherham, Tyrone Mings was dismissed on 34 minutes after Tammy Abraham’s failure to convert from the penalty spot and the odds seemed stacked against Villa. Step forward Grealish.

Grealish nets the winner against Rotherham

Beginning in his own half, the 23-year-old showed nifty footwork to ghost past three Millers players on Wednesday night, before a nifty one-two to escape the robust challenges.

He then powered ahead once more, before exchanging passes with Ahmed Elmohamady and then fired in the winner for visitors to help them climb up to fifth in the table.

It was his fifth goal of the season and the boyhood Villa fan, who has not played in the Premier League since 2016 and suffered play-off heartache last season, will be desperate to get them back into the top-flight.

Before Grealish’s return from injury in March, the Villans had won just two games out of their 13.

Grealish is ‘dragging’ the Villans back to the Premier League

Since then, the Villa captain has led his side to seven successive wins and he has dragged them from fourteenth to 5th in the table.

In the process, the West Midlands side have scored 18 goals and conceded just four – a remarkable run of form.

Chaos ensued among the visiting supporters and they did not hold back in their praise for Grealish, complimenting him on social media.