Steven Gerrard’s brilliant response to abuse Tyrone Mings received from Leeds United fans

Tyrone Mings was on the end of plenty of rough chants from the Leeds faithful

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard had the perfect response when asked about the abuse Tyrone Mings was on the receiving end of during the game with Leeds United.

The Villa captain quite evidently had a target on his back from minute one inside Elland Road as his first touch was met with boos and the remaining ones met with far more colourful chants from the stands.

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Tyrone Mings and John McGinn of Aston Villa inspect the pitch prior to the Premier League match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road

In the opening 10 minutes or so it appeared to be getting to the England defender as he misplaced one pass before slicing a clearance out of play.

But as the team settled down so did he and it was he who got the last laugh, notching both an assist and a clean sheet to his name in the 3-0 victory.

Speaking after the game, Gerrard echoed that sentiment but also had nothing negative to say about the chants themselves, adding that it’s all part of what makes the Premier League such an incredible spectacle.

“I think the only way to answer it (negative chants) when it’s coming from the terraces and the stands is to make sure your team win first and foremost and get the last laugh and make sure you keep a clean sheet,” Gerrard said.

“There’s no better way to answer it in terms of the bigger picture.

“That’s what it’s about, it’s about banter from the terraces and all that. No problem. We welcome all of that.

“That’s why the league is the best league in the world because all around the country there’s top supporters everywhere.”

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