JACK ATTACK Jack Grealish makes Man City debut after £100million British record move but loses in Community Shield

JACK GREALISH's Manchester City debut ended in defeat as Kelechi Iheanacho scored a late penalty to seal the win for Leicester City.


Posted Sunday, August 08, 2021 by Thesun.co.uk

JACK ATTACK Jack Grealish makes Man City debut after £100million British record move but loses in Community Shield

The £100million British transfer record holder came on in the 63rd minute, replacing 18-year-old City youngster Samuel Edozie.

JACK ATTACK Jack Grealish makes Man City debut after £100million British record move but loses in Community Shield
Jack Grealish made his Man City debut in the Community Shield Credit: GETTY IMAGES

JACK ATTACK Jack Grealish makes Man City debut after £100million British record move but loses in Community Shield
But the £100million man was left frustrated as Leicester won 1-0 thanks to a late penalty Credit: Richard Pelham / The Sun

And 25-year-old was welcomed onto the pitch with cheers on the very ground he lit up during England's Euro 2020 campaign.

But Grealish's debut ended in defeat as former City striker Kelechi Iheanacho scored a last-gasp winner from the penalty spot.

The Foxes have now picked up their second piece of silverware in just four months.

Pep Guardiola spoke about Grealish after the game and said he will get much better over time.

The Catalan boss said: "How can he build a relation when his mates are not here?

"But it's not a problem, he knows Kyle [Walker] and [Raheem Sterling] and Phil [Foden] and they are back tomorrow.

"We just need to provide him and let him express his quality. He didn't come for 25 minutes, he came for five-six years."

Grealish didn't get much time to impress his new boss out wide on the left-hand side, but before the game, Pep Guardiola said the winger will "get to another level" playing for City.

He said: "Jack can provide for the next years, the best years after making an exceptional contribution with Aston Villa.

"He can get to another level with us.

"When we could spend this money, a lot is because we could sell £60million.

"We sell young players from the academy and loan players for £60million and when you sell for £60million, it is possible [to spend £100m].

"We spent on him because he is 25 years old, can spend the next six or seven years here and has incredible talent."



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