Pundits say John Stones is the only English player who could walk into Barcelona's team... on this showing he is some way short short of that
It would be a night for learning just how far his Manchester City team had come, Pep Guardiola said before the game. No one faced a bigger test than John Stones up against a forward line that had scored 99 goals between them this calendar year ahead of the game.
It did not go well. A famous Paul Merson rant came to mind. 'It's not so much his passing more his positioning that needs to massively improve.'
When he had his pocket picked by Luis Suarez the game was already up for City but it was still another blooper for the showreel. Another moment when he should have been moving and he... read more
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