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‘Magnificent’, ‘Class’ – some fans praise Aston Villa defender after Birmingham win

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Aston Villa did the double over Birmingham City, beating them 1-0 at St Andrews on Sunday afternoon and some fans were full of praise for Tyrone Mings after he helped to keep a clean sheet.

The 25-year-old has enjoyed a bright start to life at Villa Park and delivered another sterling display at the back to boost the club’s hopes of attaining a playoff place.

Against Birmingham, Mings made 64 touches, 49 passes with 69.4% accuracy, won four aerial duels, two tackles, one interception, 10 clearances and blocked one shot. Sunday’s result was Villa’s second consecutive shut-out and only their second win in seven.

Mings has made seven Championship appearances since joining Villa on loan from Bournemouth, scoring one goal. His contract with the Midlands outfit doesn’t contain a buying option, however, so fans may not see the defender next season.

He’s made a big impact in a short space of time and has now helped the Villans to back-to-back league wins. Dean Smith’s side are currently ninth in the Championship with 51 points from 36 games, four points adrift of the playoffs.

Villa next face playoff rivals Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Wednesday, March 13.

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