Jack splits them down the middle

By Graham Hill

JACK Grealish has divided opinion among fans across the country after Villa’s win at Rotherham.

Tottenham supporters have been raving about the Villa skipper’s goal at the New York Stadium.

Spurs fans expect Mauricio Pochettino to go back in for Grealish this summer – especially if Villa are facing a fourth successive season in the Championship.

They hope Grealish will produce his current form at the new White Hart Lasne next season.

But others are not so happy about an incident with Rotherham’s Will Vaulks where Grealish reacted to an apparent kick while he was on the ground.

The goal itself was a thing of beauty. A solo run from Grealish created the opening before he fed the ball out to Ahmed Elmohamady.

When the pass came back to him, Grealish wound his way into the Rotherham area before scoring the goal that ultimately secured Villa’s seventh win in a row.

And Grealish’s stats show that he completed 89 per cent of his passes and had two shots on target from two attempts.

The result puts Villa firmly in among the play-off contenders with five games to go.

But the incident with Vaulks left a bad taste in the mouth for some.

Fans posted on Twitter accusing Grealish of trying to get a fellow professional sent off.

The duel with Vaulks ran throughout the game with Andy Madley having to call them both together at least twice to try and get them to cool down.

But it was only Vaulks who finished the game with a yellow card, not Grealish!


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