These Manchester City fans were delighted with John Stones despite World Cup semi-final mistake

At the foundation of Gareth Southgate’s brave and bold England team were John Stones, Harry Maguire and Kyle Walker.

The trio were deployed in a three-man defence and played a big part in helping England start attacks by playing out from the back.

Maguire’s marauding runs through midfield, in particular, were eye-catching.

Stones, overall, had a very good tournament as well. His two goals against Panama were pivotal in breaking down a team who’s sole purpose was to defend and remain sturdy at the back for as long as possible.

The 24-year-old, however, has come in for criticism after a lapse in concentration allowed Mario Mandzukic to net an extra time winner for Croatia in England’s 2-1 World Cup semi-final defeat.

It was an unfortunate moment for Stones, who up until that point, was one of England’s best performers on the night. And Manchester City supporters on Twitter were quick to remind everyone that…