Aston Villa star man Jack Grealish has said that Sunday afternoon’s 1-0 victory over vicious rivals Birmingham City was “one of the best days” of his life.

Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish has said that Sunday was one of the best days of his life, despite being attacked by a Birmingham City supporter in the first half of the Second City derby in their 1-0 win over their rivals.

The midfielder responded to the incident in perfect fashion, netting the winning goal with 67 minutes gone. The goal proved to be the only of the game and Villa came away with all three points and bragging rights over their local rivals after picking up six points from a possible six against Birmingham this season.

Speaking to Aston Villa’s club website, Grealish said that even with the attack marring the occasion, it won’t stop him from remembering it as one of the best days of his life.

“Even with the incident, it’s ended up being one of the best days of my life,” Grealish said to the club website.

“I tried to let my football do the talking. Obviously, I did that, because we’re the ones here talking about three points.

“Captaining the club on my first visit to St Andrew’s, scoring the winner and jumping into the away end is stuff I dreamed of when I was younger.

“I always used to say to Gabby Agbonlahor, ‘I’d love to do that one day’. Today, I have. I’m over the moon.”

The midfielder was asked whether Sunday’s win was better than their 4-2 win over their rivals earlier this season, answering:

“Definitely. That was unbelievable today. It went in slowly, but when it hit the back of the net I thought, ‘it’s celebration time’.

“All things considered, and with what happened at the start of the game, I think it was better scoring at their place.”


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