What Jack Grealish asked Erling Haaland after the late Riyad Mahrez winner against Chelsea
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What Jack Grealish asked Erling Haaland after the late Riyad Mahrez winner against Chelsea

Jack Grealish asked Erling Haaland where he was for the winner scored by Riyad Mahrez for Man City against Chelsea in their 1-0 victory.

What Jack Grealish asked Erling Haaland after Riyad Mahrez winner for Man City

“I’ve put my head down to cross it and straight away I’m thinking, ‘Erling’s [Haaland] got to be somewhere.’ I said to him [Erling Haaland], ‘Where were you?’

“He said because everyone was in there [for the Riyad Mahrez goal against Chelsea], he pulled back”, Grealish told Sky Sports after the contest.

As per usual, the England international has provided comic relief in another of his candid post-match interviews.

Grealish silenced a lot of his pre-match doubters against Chelsea

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In the build-up to the game, a majority of Man City fans online were desperate not to see Pep Guardiola pick either Jack Grealish or Riyad Mahrez against Chelsea.

While Mahrez seems to have declined this season, Grealish has struggled to fit in during his 2nd season at the Etihad Stadium.

The former Aston Villa captain is also widely viewed as a wide playmaker rather than a natural winger, which is why several Man City supporters are inclined to believe that he does not fit into the side currently.

While that may well be true, Jack Grealish managed to change the game against Chelsea upon his arrival.

Soon after his introduction, Grealish put in a peach of a low-cross to Mahrez, who tapped the ball into an empty net.

The kind of an assist that Kevin De Bruyne himself would have been proud of.

To cap things off, the honesty from Jack Grealish regarding his brief chat with Erling Haaland stole the show after the contest as well.

Both on and off the pitch, Grealish brought a smile to every Man City fan’s face as they got a key win against Chelsea under their belt.

On a serious note, it seems as if Bernardo Silva’s advice to the Englishman about not being fixated on goals and assists seems to have manifested in his game in some way, as the much-maligned attacker provided his third league assist in 3 games on Thursday.

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