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Jack Grealish makes his mark again but Villa come up short against Leicester

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Jack Grealish has chosen to play for England

Jack Grealish has chosen to play for England

Jack Grealish has chosen to play for England

Jack Grealish got himself back in the spotlight again after he scored his first Premier League goal - only to finish on the losing side in a five-goal thriller.

Grealish, who turned 20 last week, had Aston Villa fans in high spirits when he struck to give them a 1-0 lead away to Leicester City.

However, Villa fell apart and ended up losing 3-2.

"I'm delighted for Jack to see him score but it's little consolation for me.

"He was delighted, which is good," said Villa boss Tim Sherwood.

On what was a bleak weekend for Irish players in England's top flight - only eight players eligible for the Republic started in the English top flight - Grealish's goal underlined his value at international level, with the midfielder again delaying a final decision on his allegiance.

Recently, England boss Roy Hodgson - who is keen to add Ireland Under 21 cap Grealish to the English fold - said it was time for the player to make a decision on his international fut ure.


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