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Jack Grealish makes sarcastic dig at Birmingham

Jack Grealish makes a sarcastic dig at Birmingham after nostalgic footage was uploaded onto Aston Villa’s Instagram account on Saturday.

The clip shows James Milner’s match-winning penalty against the Blues in the Premier League 10 years ago.

That win was Villa’s sixth in a row against Birmingham between 2005 and 2010, and since then have only lost once to them in 10 meetings.

After watching back to footage, Grealish posted on Instagram: “Shock another win” with a clapping emoji.

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Former teammate Gabriel Agbonlahor commented: “You get told as a defender to stay on your feet in the box, isn’t that right John Terry. Defo foul!”

Grealish’s comment comes just after a year since the two sides met in a heated Championship clash at St Andrew’s, which saw the player punched by a Birmingham pitch invader.

It came less than nine minutes into the Second City derby after the midfielder chased down a ball from a throw-in close to the corner flag, only to walk away with his back to supporters and then was bundled to the ground.

Grealish, who shrugged off the incident, had the last laugh as he went on to score the only goal of the game.

Birmingham apologised for what happened and banned the fan for life after he was dragged off the pitch.

They were have been fined £42,000 warned about their – and their fans’ – future conduct after an independent investigation.

Thug fan Paul Mitchell was jailed for 14 weeks and banned from all football stadiums for ten years.

In the interview, Jack said: “I was just unaware at the time.

“I think we had a corner or a throw-in and I was walking into position and I just felt a whack around the side of the face.

“There’s rivalry in football but I don’t think there is any place for that really.

“But I just tried to get on with my job in the end and I think I did.

“I scored the winner and we’ve come away with three points.”

Grealish later took to Twitter to post a cheeky message, reading: “The cream always rises…”

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