Manchester United target Jack Grealish matches Neymar's unique record in show against Chelsea EPL
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Manchester United target Jack Grealish matches Neymar’s unique record in show against Chelsea

Manchester United long-term transfer target Jack Grealish matched a unique record held by Neymar this season in his show against Chelsea at the Villa Park.

The English midfielder ended on the losing side as his club, Aston Villa went down 2-1 to Chelsea after taking the lead.

Although it was not the result he and his relegation fighting teammates wanted, the 24-year-old midfielder gave his best, he was the player fouled for the free-kick that led to his side’s lone goal.

In fact, Jack Grealish was fouled 9 times, the most fouls on one player in a Premier League match this season. The last player to be fouled as many times was Wilfried Zaha vs Man Utd in May 2017 (10).

He also joined Neymar on an exclusive list becoming just the second player to be fouled 9+ times in a game in Europe’s top five leagues this season.

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Sportlineng.com. Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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