Too good for England… Stones’ showing hailed after 0-0

Finding positives from last night’s drab 0-0 against Slovenia is rather like searching for a needle in a pile of haystacks, but there was one for England, it seems. This came in the shape of John Stones, who was, perhaps, the only ray of light in a pretty dark evening.

The Manchester City centre-back was at his ball-playing best and had it not been for Gary Cahill’s haphazard performance alongside him, Joe Hart may not have been called into action so regularly.

Stones’ modern approach to defending draws some criticism, but he appears to be moving in the right direction quickly following his summer move from Everton to Manchester City – and he got plenty of praise last night…

And even Barnsley fans got in on the act, with Stones having risen through the ranks at the Championship club before moving to Everton.

However, it was not all praise for Stones, with some fans unconvinced by his performance…

Article title: Too good for England… Stones’ showing hailed after 0-0

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