Browsing: Jack Grealish

Named in Gareth Southgate’s starting lineup for the Euro 2020 warm-up friendly against Austria, Saka shone at the Riverside Stadium as the Arsenal youngster made a strong case for minutes at this summer’s tournament.

Having suffered four defeats in five matches, Palace are in need of a win to boost their chances of finishing no lower than 13th position.

The champions were on the end of a 7-2 humiliation in the reverse fixture at Villa Park in October – one of nine defeats they have suffered this season to leave them playing catch-up in the top-four race.

The 25-year-old England international was sentenced at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, after previously pleading guilty to two charges, including one linked to the incident in which his 4×4 hit two parked vehicles in Dickens Heath, Solihull, West Midlands.

Bukayo Saka’s own goal opened the scoring for the visitors, who could have run up an even more flattering score as John McGinn saw a goal harshly ruled out by VAR and Jack Grealish was denied by a goal-line clearance from Dani Ceballos.

The result left Villa, who narrowly avoided relegation from the top flight last season, fourth on a maximum six points from two games, while promoted Fulham are bottom with no points after a third successive defeat.

Villa thought they had taken an 11th minute lead through a diving header from Jack Grealish but a VAR review found that Wesley’s heel was marginally offside during the move and the goal was overturned