Mings avoids FA ban for clash that left Oliveira bloodied
Tyrone Mings will not face punishment from the Football Association (FA) following an incident with Nelson Oliveira that left the striker with facial injuries, Reading have confirmed.
Mings, who is on loan at Aston Villa from Bournemouth and was making his debut for the Championship club, landed on Oliveira's face with his studs during Saturday's 0-0 draw.
The Portuguese forward, who was bleeding heavily after the clash, was taken to hospital and his partner Mel Oliveira wrote on Instagram on Monday that Mings ought to "get a lengthy ban".
She posted: "There's absolutely no excuse for his behaviour. Any injury is upsetting but something like this is just disgusting. I hope something will happen, he can't get away with that!"
Just want to say that Nelson is much better and he will come home tomorrow. It was a sad day for us and I hope someone will appeal for this guy get a lengthy ban! There’s absolutely no excuse for his behaviour. Any injury is upsetting but something like this is just disgusting. I hope something will happen, he can’t get away with that! He’s got previous! Thank you all for the msgs, love and support
However, Reading confirmed in a statement released via social media that Mings will not be charged by the FA.
"As a club, we ensured that the referee and the FA were fully aware of an incident during Saturday's match which caused injury to our striker, Nelson Oliveira," the club posted on Twitter.
"But as the incident was seen by the ref at the time, we understand no retrospective action can or will be taken by the FA."
Finally at home ... I want to thank the entire medical team at @readingfc and the Royal Berkshire Hospital who helped me brilliantly during these tough days, I have no words to say how grateful I am. Thank you to all the people who sent me messages sharing love and support that will definitely help me get back even stronger! A special thank you to my lovely and beautiful wife @melrodrigues22 for always stand by my side in every moments. See you soon
While playing for Bournemouth in March 2017, Mings received a five-match ban for violent conduct after a Football Association panel ruled he deliberately stood on Zlatan Ibrahimovic's head during a 1-1 Premier League draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Mings insisted the incident was an accident, later telling the Guardian: "I would hate for anyone to think otherwise, that I would intentionally try to stamp on someone’s head when they're lying on the floor."