Nelson Oliveira: Aston Villa’s Tyrone Mings apologises for stamp which caused gruesome facial injury

Tyrone Mings has apologised for stamping on Nelson Oliveira face during Saturday’s 0-0 Championship draw with Reading.

Oliveira was left with a gruesome facial injury after the challenge from Mings, who was making his debut for the Villa after signing on loan from Bournemouth.

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Mings completed a deadline day move to Villa Park

The stamp certainly appeared to be accidental, but that was no consolation for Oliveira – who was left with blood pouring from his face.

Reading later confirmed that Oliveira had been taken to hospital with a facial injury, and an image of his wounds was shared on social media.

Mings, who started and completed the full 90 minutes of the 0-0 draw, later apologised to Oliveira on Twitter.

The 25-year-old has previously been involved in a stamping incident, with the Football Association punishing the defender with a five-game ban in March 2017 for a incident involving Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was, at that time, playing for Manchester United.

Saturday’s 0-0 draw leaves Reading in the relegation places, one point from safety, while Villa sit ninth with four points separating Dean Smith’s side from the final play-off spot.

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