Bournemouth player, Tyrone Mings said after the match that he knew Zlatan Ibrahimovic would hit him back after the first incident, he insists that it was accidental.
“No, I did not want to hit him on his head. I would never do it, it is not my game. Strong and fair is the way I want to take the ball, but hit players without the ball and such things are not in my game” he said.
“He is who he is, he is a good player, and this is what we had all day. It was a duel, maybe it was an elbow, I have not seen but I felt it,” added Mings.
“I knew that he would hit me back during the rest of the game. He is a physical guy and was very good test for me” said Mings for Sky Sports.