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Aston Villa defender Mings defiant after England debut

Tyrone Mings was delighted to make his England debut despite being subjected to racist abuse.

The Aston Villa stopper started alongside Harry Maguire at centre-back in the 6-0 win over Bulgaria.

Mings was the victim of racist taunts from the home crowd, but he was happy the Three Lions finished the match.

Speaking after the game, he said: "It was a great occasion; I made my England debut. Slightly overshadowed by a few disappointing chants, which could be clearly heard on the pitch, but we showed a great response and ultimately we let the football do the talking.

"I think the protocol was effective, and there was less chanting after that. We made a decision at half-time to come out and play the game, which we thought was the right thing to do."

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