Jack Grealish left with nasty cut above eye after Aston Villa team-mate Chester smashes him with trophy

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JACK GREALISH suffered a nasty cut above his eye – as he lifted the trophy to celebrate Aston Villa’s promotion.

The Villa skipper, 23, hoisted the Championship play-off trophy up alongside James Chester at Wembley.

Jack Grealish managed to slit open his eyebrow with the trophy as Aston Villa celebrated promotion
Jack Grealish managed to slit open his eyebrow with the trophy as Aston Villa celebrated promotion
The nasty gash can be seen above Grealish's left eye after the accident
The nasty gash can be seen above Grealish’s left eye after the accident
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But Chester managed to catch the Villains hero above the eye, leaving a painful-looking gash.

He could be seen dabbing the wound with a tissue as the celebrations continued in front of the royal box.

And he was asked about the accident during his interview with Sky Sports.

Grealish said: “Me and Chessy have gone up there, shared the trophy.

“And Ches gave me a little nudge and stuck the trophy on my eyebrow to slit my eyebrow open.

“I ain’t going to be looking too good for the celebrations tonight.”

Pundit Liam Rosenior joked: “You’re the first player to get cut by a trophy!”

And a couple on Twitter could not resist a cheeky dig.

One said: “How did he stay on his feet?”

Another quipped: “Surprised he didn’t fall to the ground holding his leg.”


But as well as surely needing a few stitches later on, Grealish won’t care at all.

After all, he captained his beloved boyhood club back into the Premier League, a year after Wembley heartbreak.

Goals from Anwar El Ghazi and John McGinn sealed Villa’s victory over Derby with Martyn Waghorn pulling one back for the Rams to make it a nervy finish for Dean Smith’s side.

The Villa skipper blamed team-mate James Chester for the injury, which will surely need stitches
The Villa skipper blamed team-mate James Chester for the injury, which will surely need stitches

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