England’s 6-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win over Bulgaria in Sofia on Monday night was overshadowed by racist chanting from some spectators, as reported by Sky Sports, but it’s a match that Tyrone Mings may remember for all the right reasons.
— Ipswich Town FC (@IpswichTown) October 14, 2019
The 26-year-old came to Portman Road from Chippenham Town for a fee of just £10,000 in 2013, as reported by The Guardian, and went on to make 63 appearances for the Tractor Boys before joining Bournemouth two years later for £8m (as per BBC) as the Cherries prepared for their inaugural Premier League campaign.
Mings enjoyed a solid England debut in Sofia, with 98 touches of the ball and 85 completed passes out of 89 (the third-most of anyone in the game — via WhoScored), while his performance was commended by The Telegraph‘s Matt Law, who said that “the central defender can be extremely proud of how he conducted himself in an England shirt for the first time”.
These Ipswich fans on Twitter were delighted for the club’s former player on the night of his international debut:
Considering what he went through personally after leaving us to Bournemouth breaking his leg I think hes a giant in more ways than one
— Dominic | D E A N (@ddphotograph) October 14, 2019
Amazing stuff. Ipswich is proud of you.
— Paul Jarrett (@Jazman86) October 14, 2019
It was like watching your own, tonight. Dead proud of him. Well done Tyrone.
— Mary McCourt (@mjcben148) October 14, 2019
We were at the game and it was tense to put it mildly. Very proud to watch our former star make his debut. He stayed cool despite the provocation and put in an amazing performance. Top man
— Neil Sandry (@NeilSandry) October 15, 2019
Tyrone is a top guy always had time for fan’s at Ipswich
— Dave ITFC (@itfc_quinn) October 15, 2019
Absolutely. Very proud to see @OFFICIALTM_3 playing for England. Looking forward to many more appearances in the future.
— Essexbluearmy (@essexbluearmy) October 15, 2019
What did you make of Mings’ performance for England last night? Did you think he’d go on to get international recognition after leaving Ipswich in 2015? Have your say by commenting below!
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