Villa fans react on Twitter to Grealish's performance against Blackpool

Aston Villa defeated Blackpool 1-0 in the FA Cup on Sunday but what did fans make of Jack Grealish's performance?

Aston Villa gave some of their fringe players a chance in the FA Cup third round match against Blackpool at the weekend.

Villa manager Paul Lambert opted for the likes of Shay Given and Jack Grealish, but while the home side ultimately won 1-0, the young winger did little to suggest he is ready for a regular starting berth.

Grealish recently signed a new long-term deal at Villa Park, and he has been hailed in some quarters as the next big thing.  

It is far too early to cast judgement one way or the other, but the 19-year-old's latest showing certainly generated a lot of chatter on social media following the narrow win.

Christian Benteke scored the only goal of the game with just two minutes of normal-time remaining, with Grealish long since replaced by Andreas Weimann.  But after the match we took to Twitter to see what Villa fans thought of the youngster's performance and you can read a selection of what we found below: 







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