9 Mar 2017

Mings pinged for five games

6:47 am on 9 March 2017

The Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings will serve a five-match ban for violent conduct against Manchester United during an English Premier league match last weekend.

Mings and United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic were both charged after a clash in the one all draw.

Ibrahimovic accepted the charge and was given a three match yesterday, ruling him out of United's FA Cup quarter-final against league leaders Chelsea.

Tyrone Mings and Zlatan Ibrahimovic clash during their premier league encounter.

Tyrone Mings and Zlatan Ibrahimovic clash during their premier league encounter. Photo: Photosport

Mings had landed on Ibrahimovic's head with his studs just before half time and the Swede caught the Bournemouth player in the face with his elbow soon afterwards.

The incidents were not seen by match officials but caught on video.

Bournemouth expressed their disappointment with the decision in a statement, highlighting the player's "excellent disciplinary record".

Mings has not been sent off in 75 matches as a professional, receiving only 13 yellow cards with the last coming in April 2015, the club said on their website.

"We will study the detailed reasons of the commission once they become available but find it extraordinary that the charges can be described as proven when there is absolutely no evidence to prove the incident was intentional," it said.

"It is our strongly held belief backed up by our relationship with the player, and knowledge of his background and character that it was an accidental collision.

"Tyrone twice apologised to Ibrahimovic during the match for the accidental collision and also reiterated that there was no intent straight after the final whistle in a series of television interviews."