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Birthday boy Grealish bags first Villa goal with a beautiful strike
The Ireland U21 international opened the scoring against Leicester City.

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Leicester City v Aston Villa - King Power Stadium PA Wire / PA Images Grealish jumps into the arms of Villa boss Tim Sherwood. PA Wire / PA Images / PA Images

JACK  GREALISH HAS capped his 20th Premier League appearance for Aston Villa with a first senior goal.

The 20-year-old, who celebrated his birthday this week, was named in the Villa team for the meeting with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium, and repaid the faith shown by manager Tim Sherwood with a wonderful strike on 39 minutes.

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Having wasted a golden opportunity earlier in the half, the Ireland U21 international, who has yet to make a decision about his international future, curled a terrific effort past Foxes goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel from 20 yards.

Vill took a 2-0 lead through Carles Gil but ended up losing 3-2 after a dramatic Leicester comeback.

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