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Jack Grealish's Touch Against Belgium Delights England Fans

Ryan Sidle

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Jack Grealish's Touch Against Belgium Delights England Fans

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Jack Grealish lit up the night for England, in what was an extremely frustrating loss against Belgium in the Nations League.

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England beat their rivals earlier in the tournament at Wembley but found themselves behind to a Youri Tielemans goal after just 10 minutes on Sunday night.

After Romelu Lukaku denied Gareth Southgate's side an equaliser, Dries Mertens made it 2-0 from a brilliant free-kick, although it probably shouldn't have been a set piece in the first place.

The Three Lions eventually grew into the game and dominated possession for much of the game but couldn't create much.

They were left reliant on Jack Grealish, making his first competitive start at long last, and the Aston Villa captain's genius flick past Thomas Meunier was the highlight of an excellent night for him.

Grealish's inclusion in an England squad took longer to come than most expected and he was called up in September for the Nations League games.

He managed just 14 minutes as a substitute in the 0-0 draw with Denmark. He was called up again in October and put in a man of the match performance in the win over Wales.

Finally his performance in midweek against Republic of Ireland did earn him a place in that starting line up and the 25-year-old impressed in a side that largely lacked enough creativity to trouble the world's number one ranked side.

Topics: Football News, Belgium, Aston Villa, Nations League, Jack Grealish, International Football, England, Gareth Southgate

Ryan Sidle
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