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Jack Grealish scored a wonder volley for Aston Villa v Derby.

Jack Grealish scores Puskas Award contender during Aston Villa 4-0 Derby County

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A lot was expected of Jack Grealish earlier on in his career.

Grealish broke through to Aston Villa's starting XI back in the 2014/15 season and immediately impressed for the struggling side.

Despite the midlands club suffering relegation the following season, Grealish had still shown he was one of the nation's top young talents.

The last few years have been tough for Villa as they have failed to return to the Premier League, but the Birmingham born player has stuck with his boyhood club.

He was the subject of interest from Tottenham in the summer but, with Aston Villa holding out for £40 million, he stayed put.

Villa fans will be glad he did and he showed his talent once again on Saturday afternoon.

Grealish was named captain for Aston Villa's game against Derby County and he managed to lead his side to a 4-0 victory.

The pick of the bunch was undoubtedly Grealish's goal in first-half stoppage time.

Jack Grealish was the subject of interest from Tottenham last summer

With Villa being given a corner, the 23-year-old decided to position himself just outside the box.

Glenn Whelan saw Grealish unmarked and teed him up, and he fired an unstoppable first time effort past Scott Carson in the Derby goal.

Watch it below:

Wow. That is just pure brilliance. It brings back shades of Paul Scholes, who scored a similar volley against for Man United against Aston Villa back in 2006.

Grealish's effort could well be a Puskas Award contender.

It could rival the volley Andros Townsend scored for Crystal Palace against Manchester City at the end of December, too.

Townsend unleashed an unstoppable effort from way out that soared past Ederson.

Watch that goal below:

Which volley was better: Townsend or Grealish's? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

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Jack Grealish
Ederson Santana de Moraes
Andros Townsend
Scott Carson
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