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‘Absolutely fantastic’, ‘Class’ – Aston Villa fans believe Tommy Elphick and Tyrone Mings can form a solid partnership

(Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

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‘Absolutely fantastic’, ‘Class’ – Aston Villa fans believe Tommy Elphick and Tyrone Mings can form a solid partnership

Aston Villa kept a rare clean sheet.

Aston Villa could only manage a draw against lowly Reading in a frustrating Championship match for Dean Smith’s men.

The Villans created chances but Reading held firm thanks to some stout defending, some good saves from Emi Martinez and the woodwork.

But there were positives to take from this performance, including the defending. Aston Villa picked up a rare clean sheet and finally stemmed the flow of goals conceded.

After 29 games, Aston Villa had already conceded a staggering 46 goals, which ranked them among the leakiest teams in the league.

But with a new central defensive partnership, Aston Villa finally managed to keep their opposition at bay.

(Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

Tommy Elphick, who spent the first half of the season at Hull City, was paired with new signing Tyrone Mings.

Aston Villa signed Mings from Bournemouth just before the January transfer window deadline and he immediately impressed.

Elphick and Mings were dominant in the air and did not give Reading a sniff, ensuring Aston Villa were able to keep a clean sheet.

Here are some things Aston Villa fans are saying about their new defensive partnership.

 

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