Ipswich fans react on Twitter to Arsenal-linked Tyrone Mings' FA Cup performance

Portman Road - Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town fans took to Twitter on Wednesday night to react to Tyrone Mings' substitute outing in the 1-0 FA Cup defeat to Southampton.

Shane long’s first-half strike saw Ipswich Two fall 1-0 to Southampton in Tuesday night’s FA Cup Third Round replay at Portman Road, despite a resilient performance from Mick McCarthy’s side.

Ipswich’s Stephen Hunt had an effort in the opening stages ruled out for outside, before Long capitalised on a loose ball in the 19th-minute to slot past Bart Bialkowski and put the Saints ahead for good.

The home side matched their Premier League opposition for long spells of the match, however, and looked particularly dangerous after shifting to a 3-5-2 formation following the introduction of Arsenal-linked Tyrone Mings in the 55th-minute.

The promising left-back was left out of the starting line-up after dealing with a few injury problems over the festive period but, from just his cameo, it was clear to why the likes of Arsene Wenger are so keen on his signature.

The former Southampton Academy player immediately got involved in the action with a cross that was met by Darren Ambrose’s saved header, before going on to enjoy an intense battle with Nathaniel Clyne for the rest of the night.

Manager McCarthy was forced to stress earlier this week that the 21-year-old is going nowhere in the January transfer window and, judging by the reaction from the fans, they certainly hope his words hold true.

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