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Goal, assist icing on victory cake

Grealish, who joined City for £100 million last month from Aston Villa, said that he had been thrilled to finally get a chance on the European club stage
Jack Grealish of Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.
Jack Grealish of Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.
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Reuters   |   Manchester   |   Published 17.09.21, 03:48 AM

Manchester City winger Jack Grealish crowned a fine display on his Champions League debut with a beautifully taken solo goal as Pep Guardiola’s side outscored RB Leipzig 6-3 at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.

 Grealish, who joined City for £100 million last month from Aston Villa, said that he had been thrilled to finally get a chance on the European club stage.

“I loved it. I’ve been waiting a while. The past few weeks, I couldn’t wait for this game. It’s been a great night,” said the 26-year-old.

“It was one of those games. It had absolutely everything. In the end we’re delighted to get the win against a good team full of energy and young players.

 “I’m delighted to come away with the three points — and the goal and assist,” he said.

 While it was a quality finish from Grealish, it was very much typical of his approach, receiving the ball wide on the left before cutting into the area and pulling the trigger.

 “The ball came to me and when I’m in that position, running into the area I’d back myself one-on-one against anyone to have a go and it paid off,” he said.

 City manager Pep Guardiola praised Grealish but was also quick to hail the performance of Leipzig.                         



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