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Category: John Stones

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John Stones shone for Manchester City last season. Now he’s shut out

John Stones has played nine times for England since his last appearance for Manchester CityBy Ben McAleer for WhoScoredIt feels like an age since Manchester City played Chelsea in the Champions League final in Porto. Kai Havertz’s goal three minutes be…

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‘Couldn’t be happier’: John Stones signs new Manchester City contract to 2026

Defender’s deal was due to expire next summer‘Working with the manager is a dream,’ he saysJohn Stones has committed his future to Manchester City by signing a contract extension to 2026. The defender’s deal was due to expire at the end of next season….

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John Stones draws on his big-game heartaches to map way past Germany

Champions League and World Cup defeats still sting for defender with no fear before England’s last-16 showdown“I don’t want to swear,” John Stones says when the conversation turns to Manchester City’s defeat by Chelsea in the Champions League final las…

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Manchester City purring again after stumbling upon winning formula | Jonathan Wilson

Guardiola planned to build a new cathedral on a Dias-Laporte defence but Stones has emerged as key to team’s resurgenceFootball feels at times almost wilfully contrarian, as though it delights in confounding those who try to plot a rational course thro…

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Manchester City purring again after stumbling upon winning formula | Jonathan Wilson

Guardiola planned to build a new cathedral on a Dias-Laporte defence but Stones has emerged as key to team’s resurgenceFootball feels at times almost wilfully contrarian, as though it delights in confounding those who try to plot a rational course thro…

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Pep Guardiola backs John Stones to recapture best form for Manchester City

Defender Stones has settled at club after ‘personal issues’Guardiola rules out strengthening in transfer windowPep Guardiola believes John Stones has settled following “personal issues”, with Manchester City’s manager backing the centre-back to consist…

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John Stones could leave Manchester City in summer, says Pep Guardiola

City manager to talk to centre-back in the close seasonTeenager Eric García has played in defence recentlyPep Guardiola has admitted John Stones could leave Manchester City in the close season, with the manager planning to discuss the centre-back’s fut…

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Tom Pope says John Stones refused to talk to him in dressing room after jibe

Port Vale striker taunted defender on Twitter last yearPope then scored in 4-1 defeat to Manchester City in FA CupTom Pope felt he “shut a few people up” with his eye-catching cameo in Port Vale’s 4-1 FA Cup defeat at Manchester City.The striker had dr…

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Manchester City’s refusal to pay above the odds is hurting Pep Guardiola | Jamie Jackson

Pep Guardiola would not pay £75m for Virgil van Dijk last year and City balked at £80m for Harry MaguireJohn Stones’s thigh injury makes Manchester City’s failure to sign a centre-back in the summer all the more conspicuous. Even before the 25-year-old…

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John Stones out for at least a month to deepen Manchester City injury crisis

• Stones suffers injury in training for Shakhtar Donetsk game• Otamendi is City’s only fit centre-half with Laporte also outJohn Stones will be out for up to six weeks because of a muscle problem that leaves Nicolás Otamendi as Manchester City’s only a…

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England’s winners and losers during the Nations League campaign | Dominic Fifield

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez did their cases no harm in Portugal and Harry Winks strengthened his in absentiaSunday afternoon at the Estádio D Afonso Henriques stadium and Gareth Southgate found himself once again fielding questions over the le…

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England’s winners and losers during the Nations League campaign | Dominic Fifield

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez did their cases no harm in Portugal and Harry Winks strengthened his in absentiaSunday afternoon at the Estádio D Afonso Henriques stadium and Gareth Southgate found himself once again fielding questions over the le…

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John Stones’ failure to grow up has Gareth Southgate in defence mode

Even at the age of 25 the England centre-back’s tendency to overelaborate and endanger his team is still worrying managersThere was a time, early in Gareth Southgate’s reign as England manager, when he made a point of telling his players that if they w…

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John Stones aims to feed winning addiction with vibrant England

Manchester City man wants new trophy in Nations League and is likely to partner Harry Maguire against NetherlandsJohn Stones says winning trophies is “addictive” but the England defender, who has helped Manchester City claim successive Premier League t…

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Pep Guardiola urges England to exempt John Stones from Euro 2020 duty

• Manchester City centre-back called up by Gareth Southgate• Defender has been out for two weeks with a groin injuryPep Guardiola has urged England to allow John Stones not to report for duty, saying the Manchester City defender is unfit for the Euro 2…

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Rock solid John Stones shows quiet magnificence for Manchester City | Barney Ronay

The England defender, who has regularly been picked out for his mistakes in the past, often goes unnoticed when at his bestJohn Stones didn’t make much of an impression in the Manchester derby: didn’t register on the headline stats, wasn’t singled out …

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John Stones tells England to start new era by healing World Cup wound

• Semi-final defeat still plays on your mind, says Stones• Croatia’s Luka Modric wary of Harry Kane threatJohn Stones has urged England to “set things straight” as they prepare to confront Croatia in the Nations League just 93 days after losing against…

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John Stones: Colombia were dirtiest team I’ve played against – video

John Stones has called Colombia ‘the dirtiest team I’ve ever played against’ after England’s victory on penalties saw them go into the quarter-finals. The defender commented on the Colombia team surrounding the referee, the headbutt incident with …

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Colombia ‘the dirtiest team I’ve ever played against,’ says John Stones

• Stones: ‘It showed massive character to keep a cool head’• More than 200,000 sign petition demanding replayJohn Stones has called Colombia “the dirtiest team I’ve ever played against” and praised his England teammates for overcoming a difficult situa…

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John Stones steps up to become England’s main man in defence

Four years ago Stones did not make the cut for Brazil but now, thanks to Gareth Southgate’s belief, he is a vital part of the national teamWhen John Stones pulled up a seat to discuss his first proper experiences of a World Cup, nobody was impudent eno…