How Mings shook off injury scare

By Graham Hill

TYRONE Mings admitted he ‘felt a million dollars’ despite an injury scare in the warm up ahead of the win over Everton.

The Villa defender worked tirelessly in defence as Marco Silva’s side threatened to get back into the game with Villa a goal up thanks to Wesley’s opener.

But Mings suffered a groin injury before the game and had to be treated before he could be confirmed in the starting line-up.

Interviewed by Sky Sports after the game, Mings said: “I went to sprint for the first time and had a sharp pain in my groin so I had an injection and now I feel a million dollars!”

And he praised Wesley who answered his critics in style with a coolly taken opening goal in the first half.

Mings added: “It was important for Wes – he’s not that sort of player who pays attention to what people say, he’s strong minded.

“As a striker you like to silence your critics and get goals as quickly as possible and it will do him the world of good.

“Wes does that to me all the time. He’s a great player. I know sometimes he’s been frustrated in his performances but here, everything came together and he’s a real handful.”

Mings knew Villa could not afford to record a third successive defeat after returning to the Premier League on the back of a summer spending spree.

He added: “It’s never easy the longer a winless run goes on. It’s a big feeling of relief.”

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