Manchester City ace Jack Grealish was on the scoresheet for England as they thrashed Iran 6-2 at the World Cup. Gareth Southgate’s side have started the tournament with a big win with Bukayo Saka (x2), Raheem Sterling, Jude Bellingham and Marcus Rashford getting the other goals.
Phil Foden and John Stones also featured for the Three Lions but it was Grealish who made the headlines with his celebration dedicated to 11-year-old supporter Finlay with cerebal palsy.
The young City fan wrote a letter to his idol earlier this month and subsequently met the former Aston Villa star at the training ground (see tweet below).
It was at this meeting that Grealish promised to dedicate his celebration to Finlay if he scored and he duly obliged at the Khalifa Stadium.
England have USA up next and will watch on as the other teams in their group Wales and USA lock horns on Monday evening. City’s Nathan Ake is in Holland’s starting XI as they take on Senegal.
Grealish has made a start to the World Cup in Qatar and will be pleased to have got a goal under his belt so early on. He isn’t guarenteed a regular starting spot due to the adundance of options in his position but he has proven to be a useful option to have.