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Jack Grealish was savaged by the Sky Sports reporter on live TV last night, Riyad Mahrez was in tears

Josh Lawless

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Jack Grealish was savaged by the Sky Sports reporter on live TV last night, Riyad Mahrez was in tears

Jack Grealish had a brilliant response after being told his highlight against Spurs was a tackle on Heung-Min Son.

Manchester City were trailing 2-0 at half-time after goals from Dejan Kulusevski and Emerson Royal but turned the game on its head with a stunning second half comeback.

Julian Alvarez and Erling Haaland both struck, before Riyad Mahrez hit a brace as City cut the gap between them and leaders Arsenal to five points.

Man of the Match Mahrez was whisked in for a post-match chat longside Grealish, who is always good value in interviews.

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As his last question, Sky Sports' Patrick Davison wanted to ask Grealish about what he felt was his highlight of the game: his tackle on Heung-Min Son.

The South Korean broke away on the counter attack in what looked like an extremely dangerous situation.

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But Grealish refused to give up and after chasing Son, he made a crucial, perfect sliding tackle and put the ball out for a throw-in.

He got a standing ovation for his efforts but afterwards, when Davison praised the challenge, Grealish was almost insulted and reacted hilariously.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

After Mahrez said he was scared Grealish was going to foul him, the former Aston Villa skipper said: "I know the one you're talking about but it's never a good sign when that's the highlight of a winger's match!

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"Obviously we've got to do it haven't we. I remember they had a break and Son's so good at breaking away but I put a tackle and to be fair anything could have happened.

"Luckily I won the ball!"


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Grealish then presented Mahrez with his award after his two-goal haul. Manager Pep Guardiola gave a scathing but box office post-match interview on Sky, calling out his players and fans and demanding more.

"[Lacking in] Guts, passion, fire, desire to win from minute one," he said on Sky Sports.

"The same with the fans, they are silent for 45 minutes. I want my fans back!

“We are far, far away from being able to compete at the highest level.”

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City return to action on Saturday against Wolves at the Etihad.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Jack Grealish, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Son Heung Min

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