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Tyrone Mings sends tweet to Marvelous Nakamba after Aston Villa loss

Tyrone Mings has reacted after Marvelous Nakamba sent an apology on Twitter after Aston Villa were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Chelsea on Wednesday.

What’s the story?

Dean Smith’s side missed out on a spot in the last 16 despite a spirited performance at Stamford Bridge.

Cameron Archer cancelled out Timo Werner’s opener for the Blues. But Thomas Tuchel’s side edged the subsequent penalty shootout.

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Two Villa players failed to score from 12 yards. Ashley Young smashed the ball into the bar. And Nakamba saw his effort saved by Kepa Arrizabalaga.

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With Ben Chilwell missing for the home side, Nakamba’s miss was somewhat decisive.

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And that prompted the midfielder to send an emotional apology on Twitter…

In response however, Mings summed up what a lot of Villa supporters clearly felt in the wake of Nakamba’s tweet…

Nakamba obviously has absolutely nothing to apologise for after Aston Villa loss

Nakamba has been outstanding for some time for Villa. The 27-year-old certainly showed why he should arguably be starting more often in the Premier League.

No player should feel compelled to apologise for a well-struck penalty. It obviously takes courage to step up and take one in the first place.

Nakamba hit his effort well. Of course, you could argue it is not the most difficult attempt for Kepa to save. But if the goalkeeper goes the other way, the Zimbabwe international looks the coolest player in the ground.

And he was not the only player to miss. Villa also deserve a lot of credit for taking Chelsea to penalties in the first place.

Nakamba’s display in the middle of the park was one of the reasons why the Blues were denied until the lottery ensued.

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