A number of Manchester City fans have taken to Twitter to praise John Stones following his superb performance in today’s Premier League victory.
Pep Guardiola’s charges ran out 2-1 winners over West Ham at the Etihad Stadium in the day’s early kickoff.
City have now won their last 20 games in a row in all competitions, but they were made to work hard for victory against a high-flying Hammers side.
The hosts took the lead on the half-hour mark as Kevin De Bruyne teed up Ruben Dias, who headed home City’s first attempt of the game.
However, the visitors restored parity just before half time, Michail Antonio converting from close range.
It was the first goal City had conceded in the Premier League at home since December 15, a shutout lasting 587 minutes.
Stones not only put in yet another superb defensive display but also scored the winner.
The hosts got over the line as Riyad Mahrez cut back to the 26-year-old for a far-corner finish midway through the second half.
And plenty of City fans could barely believe just how good Stones has been, not to mention the £100,000-a-week man’s incredible defensive partnership with Dias:
John stones in the premier league:
Goals scored: 3
Goals conceded: 3
Remarkable for a cb pic.twitter.com/htYsEMx9h6
— 𝐋𝐮𝐤𝐞 (@Luke_MCFC) February 27, 2021
JOHN STONES THE ENGLISH MALDINI
— Ryan.🇧🇷 (@FavelaFIair) February 27, 2021
JOHN STONES has scored for city that’s our boy. Incredible player. Yes this is really happening. #mcfc
— john STONES FC (@fc_stones) February 27, 2021
Dias and Stones partnership just incredible to watch🔥😍
— 𝐆𝐚𝐳𝐚𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐨✰ (@freakyboss2) February 27, 2021
Absolutely outstanding today John Stones. He’s been absolutely incredible all season. Still only 26 years old.
A lot of people had written him off, including myself… But he’s bounced back superbly. Talent was always there, but now he’s playing like a proper leader. Inspiring. https://t.co/ninYlKTxAE
— Luke (@Komps4) February 27, 2021
John Stones man of the match, Zinchenko a close second. Both incredible. Gabriel Jesus’ cameo was brilliant too.
— Yasiin Bey (@umirf1) February 27, 2021
John Stones vs @WestHam:
93.2% Pass Accuracy
4 Aerial Duels Won
4 Accurate Long Balls
2 Blocked Shots
😏 𝐵𝑎𝑟𝑛𝑠𝑙𝑒𝑦 𝐵𝑒𝑐𝑘𝑒𝑛𝑏𝑎𝑢𝑒𝑟. 💪🏴 pic.twitter.com/9GtMSJ7CSs
— City Xtra (@City_Xtra) February 27, 2021
Hard earned 3 points. Not our best game, but we take the W.
— New Blue (@new_blue17) February 27, 2021