And Grealish praised Newcastle midfielder Shelvey on Twitter after watching his display against West Brom.
The Aston Villa youngster will have been in a good mood himself after his side's 2-0 win over Norwich City on the same day.
Shelvey is a proper player— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish1) February 6, 2016
After Saturday's results, the battle for survival looks a lot more promising for Aston Villa. The Midlands outfit are still eight points short of safety but are now just four points behind Sunderland.
Newcastle will also be encouraged to once again be out of the relegation zone - a rarity indeed - but West Brom will now be looking over their shoulders.
Tony Pulis's men are only five points above the Magpies now and six off the danger zone.