Lots of Aston Villa fans have taken to Twitter to pinpoint the centre-back pairing of Tyrone Mings and Bjorn Engels as an eye-catching factor of their return to the Premier League, despite it ending with a 3-1 defeat to Tottenham.
The Villans took an early lead through John McGinn’s well taken effort, and were in front for 73 minutes of the game before Tanguy Ndombele evened things up – Harry Kane’s late double made the game look flattering in Tottenham’s favour.
A big part of Villa’s ability to keep Spurs out for a large portion of the match was the hard work of Tyrone Mings and Bjorn Engels at the back, both of whom were signed in the summer – Mings’ loan deal from Bournemouth was made permanent for £20m, whilst Engels signed from Reims for £9m.
Together, they blocked seven shots and made a whopping 21 clearances on a day where they were unfortunate to be on the losing side, but their evidently strong partnership has got the Villa fans on Twitter talking excitedly about what’s to come.
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Let’s see what the Villa supporters on Twitter have been saying about Mings and Engels…
Engels and mings both look like they will have a good partnership both played well today and give Wesley time he will come good and trezeguet looked like our biggest threat #AVFC
— Joe Bradley (@gingeavfc96) August 10, 2019
Mings and Engels were absolutely immense today. What a partnership this could potientally be throughout this season #avfc
— Chris Bedworth (@AVFCBedders) August 10, 2019
— Josh Newman (@JoshN_22) August 10, 2019
So we can all agree that Engels and Mings will be quality for Villa this year after today’s performance. Also, Trezeguet looked dangerous every time he was on the ball. And, well, McGinn is just McGinn, always ?. #AVFC #UTV
— AVFC History News (@AVFCHistoryNews) August 10, 2019
Unreal CB pairing we’ve got with Engels and Mings by the way??? #AVFC
— Dan Smith⚡ (@DanSmith_98) August 10, 2019
Thought Engels And Mings we’re quality #AVFC
— Dom (@DomH97) August 10, 2019
Regardless of result I know we’ve all lauded Mings but after all the injuries & lack of any minutes how Deano spotted what he had… proves he knows the way him & Engels were outstanding today
— AVFC_flowz (@flowz23) August 10, 2019
#AVFC Mings – Engels is going to work a treat this season
— Bob Hannam (@magicianforyou) August 10, 2019