Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish does not believe Bukayo Saka after the Arsenal man claimed his goal against Chelsea on Saturday was entirely intentional.
Saka scored Arsenal’s third in their superb 3-1 win over Chelsea on Boxing Day after Alexandre Lacazette and Granit Xhaka had netted for the home side.
The 19-year-old looked suspiciously like he was trying to whip in a cross from the right, but the ball floated over Edouard Mendy in the Chelsea goal and dropped into the far corner.
Saka tweeted after the game: ‘Saw him off his line!’ although the winking face emoji suggested he was admitted his fortune.
He made the same point when asked by Sky Sports, saying: ‘Of course man! He was off his line.’
Grealish is not having it from his England teammate, though, tweeting in response to the teenager: ‘Ur to funny man! Liar.’
Whether Saka meant to shoot or not, he turned in a fantastic performance in a crucial victory for his side against their London rivals.
Gary Neville was on commentary for Sky Sports and was in no doubt that the youngster was the Man of the Match.
‘One hundred per cent him,’ said Neville when asked who was the best player.
‘Absolutely loved his performance. He scored a goal at the beginning of the second half. [He has been] absolutely outstanding, playing off that right-hand side.’
Grealish was in a buoyant mood after a very good result for his team as well with Villa beating Crystal Palace 3-0, despite losing Tyrone Mings to a red card in the first half.
The Villains are sixth in the table after the fine performance which saw goals from Bertrand Traore, Kortney Hause and Anwar El Ghazi.
Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
For more stories like this, check our sport page.
Source: Read Full Article