Aston Villa fans across the nation rejoiced seeing Jack Grealish‘s name on the team sheet of what was an experimental England side set up by Gareth Southgate.
It only took Grealish 26 minutes to affect the game, as the Villan’s cross perfectly set up Everton‘s Dominic Calvert-Lewin who headed home to put England one goal up early on.
In what was a relatively tame meeting between the two nations, Grealish still found himself on the receiving end of some heavy tackles from the Welsh opposition.
Such tackles from the likes of Ethan Ampadu on Grealish resulted in England doubling their lead, as Conor Coady volleyed home from a Kieran Trippier free kick.
As ever, Grealish looked dangerous carrying the ball forward, standing out in a rather static England side.
Villa’s Tyrone Mings made an appearance off the bench in the 60th minute, replacing Liverpool‘s Joe Gomez, who only conceded seven goals at Villa Park on Sunday night, the defender however managed to keep a clean sheet in his hour on the pitch for England.
It only took Mings three minutes to influence the game, as he headed England’s cross back into the box for Danny Ings who converted in the form of a wonderful overhead kick to put England 3-0 up.
Grealish’s creativity has no bounds, Villa’s captain proved it on the biggest stage of all that he is able to represent his country and still stand head and shoulders above the rest.
As the clock hit 75′, Grealish made way for Harvey Barns and can walk off the hallowed turf of Wembley a proud man as he proved he’s worthy of possessing the mantle of England’s creative outlet ahead of Euro 2021.
Gareth Southgate simply cannot ignore the brilliance of Jack Grealish.