Aston Villa lost to Bournemouth in the Premier League yesterday in a game that pitted Tyrone Mings up against his former employers.
A penalty from Josh King and a deflected effort from Harry Wilson gave the Cherries all three points at Villa Park.
The second goal, in particular, left plenty of Bournemouth fans happy on Twitter. Not just because new signing Wilson scored it, but because of the role Mings played in it.
Wilson’s shot took a huge deflection off the Aston Villa defender before spiralling past Tom Heaton in the Villa goal.
Of course, Aston Villa snapped up Mings from Bournemouth this summer for a fee reported to be in the region of £26.5 million by The Guardian.
It came off the back of a loan spell at Villa Park which had Aston Villa fans amazed that Bournemouth were not using the player more.
Mings suffered from injuries early into his Bournemouth career and never established himself as a starter as a consequence.
So throughout his loan spell and the transfer dealings this summer, Aston Villa and Bournemouth fans often found themselves in disagreement on Twitter.
Which left some Cherries supporters ready to revel in the unfortunate deflection from Mings.
Agent Mings #afcb
— Alex 🌹 (@alexafcbb) August 17, 2019
Deflection off Mings. #afcb
— Tom Jordan (@TomJordan21) August 17, 2019
MINGS DEFLECTION 🤣🤣
— Ben (@BenAFCB7) August 17, 2019
Off the one and only Tyrone Mings 🤣🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/qUVQIfrfRo
— Dylan (@dylanAFCB11) August 17, 2019
— Ashley Grant (@ashleyafcb1) August 17, 2019
I like Mings. Wish we’d kept him. Ultimately, he isn’t on Ake’s level but I’d certainly have him in alongside.
— Sam (@Sam_A_S) August 17, 2019
Are some Villa fans still claiming Mings is better than Ake? 🙃 #afcb
— Gemma Pollard (@GemmaPollarddd) August 17, 2019
— ryan 💭 (@imyungryan) August 17, 2019
— Phil Watkins (@pww8afcb) August 17, 2019