City Stat: John Stones delivers a top class performance for England against Germany

John Stones has always been impressive from a statistical standpoint, usually because of his accurate passing. However, his defensive performances have improved recently for Manchester City and we saw more of the same tonight for England.

Stones formed a solid partnership with Harry Maguire and the two kept out an impressive Germany attack that included Leroy Sané, the prestige friendly between the rival nations finishing 0-0 at Wembley.

The 23-year-old played the whole 90 minutes for England and topped many of the stats rankings for the game:

– Stones won the most tackles for England (2)
– Stones had the joint-most interceptions for England (3) with Maguire
– Stones made the most clearances for England (4)
– Stones had the most touches of the ball for England (89)
– Stones completed 97.3% of his 73 passes, with only Jack Cork completing more but he was on the pitch for just 5 minutes

Pep Guardiola’s effect on Stones cannot be understated, with the City centre-back now maturing into one of Europe’s elite ball-playing defenders.

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