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12th Feb 2023

Roy Keane compares Jack Grealish to Tom Daley after Man City win penalty

Callum Boyle

Jack Grealish

Grealish won the penalty for the third goal

Roy Keane wasn’t impressed with Jack Grealish’s attempts to win a penalty for Manchester City and compared him to former Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Man City ran riot in the first half, taking a three goal lead into the break after strikes from Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez.

Rodri opened the scoring with a towering header from a corner before some excellent hold-up play from Erling Haaland saw him square the ball to Gundogan, who had an easy finish.

Grealish was then adjudged to have been fouled in the box by Jacob Ramsey but replays showed that there was minimal contact, with the England international making the most of the slight touch.

Mahrez duly scored from 12 yards but Keane couldn’t resist taking a jab at Grealish for the way he won the penalty.

“Yeah, you have to give a penalty, it’s just Jack being very smart,” he told Sky Sports.

“Very naive defending from Ramsey, he does kind of catch him but Jack kind of kicks himself more than anything else. We’re saying Jack is more like Tom Daley, but I think it is a penalty, and it’s clever from Jack.”

A win for the reigning Premier League champions will see them move back up to second after Manchester United initially held that spot following their 2-0 win against Leeds United on Sunday.

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