Saturday 19 August 2017

How Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Tyrone Mings clashed in a crazy 45 seconds which included stamps, an elbow and a red card

Independent.ie Newsdesk

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The clamour for video technology in the Premier League will get louder and louder after a crazy sequence of events at Old Trafford this afternoon.

The controversy incidents occurred in the closing minutes of the first half of Manchester United's Premier League clash with Bournemouth.

The angst between United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cherries defender Tyrone Mings began when the Swedish forward slung his opponent to the ground off the ball in the 39th minute.

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It all kicked off five minutes later.

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Zlatan stamped on Mings as he fell under the defender's challenge.

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Mings stamps on Ibrahimovic

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Ibrahimovic elbows Mings

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Andrew Surman saw the incident, pushed Ibrahimovic to the ground and was sent off by referee Kevin Friend for a second yellow. Mings and Zlatan went unpunished.

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As the Bournemouth players come out for the second half, Jose Mourinho confronts Mings and gives him the evils and verbals. Ireland's Harry Arter keeps the pair apart.

On the extraordinary sequence, Jamie Carragher said: "Mings deserves a smack for that."

Both players are likely to face retrospective action.

The game ended 1-1 despite Bournemouth playing the second half with 10 men and after Artur Boruc saved an Ibrahimovic penalty.

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