Stones annoyed to see Man Metropolis solely rating twice however welcomes one other clear sheet
Pep Guardiola’s aspect collected three extra Premier League factors in a house date with Fulham, however might have run out extra convincing winners on the day
Manchester Metropolis eased their solution to one other three factors at house to Fulham, however John Stones says the Blues have been “annoyed” to solely rating twice.
The Cottagers barely laid a glove on Pep Guardiola’s aspect on the Etihad Stadium, with a one-sided contest going the way in which of the hosts.
It took lower than 5 minutes to get that ball rolling, with Raheem Sterling breaking the impasse.
The England worldwide winger went on to win a penalty halfway by the primary half – setting a Premier League file within the course of – and Kevin De Bruyne duly transformed from the spot.
Metropolis squandered a number of possibilities to increase their lead from that time, having began the season with struggles within the remaining third, however acquired over the road with a wholesome lead and clear sheet intact.
Stones is trying to take positives from that, however can be hoping to see Metropolis turn into extra medical of their ongoing trophy quests throughout a number of competitions.
The Blues defender informed BT Sport : “We stated after the Champions League sport [a 0-0 draw with Porto] that we wished one other clear sheet and to maintain that run going.
“We knew what we have been up towards and we set out from the beginning.
“Each sport we play in, we are able to at all times rating extra and we’re annoyed with ourselves however it’s good simply to get three factors.
“I am positive the boys, the strikers, will likely be annoyed with the probabilities they have not taken however it’s three factors.”
Stones stepped again into the Metropolis aspect on Saturday for simply his third Premier League outing of the season, with the 26-year-old hoping to have finished sufficient to earn a extra common position amid fierce competitors for locations.
He added: “The supervisor calls for quite a bit from us and expects quite a bit from us. We’re all preventing for our locations.
“Once we get our probability, it’s important to take it. It provides us wholesome competitors.
“We all know what’s anticipated of us. We all know if we do not ship, there’s at all times any person preventing for that spot.
“It is what’s finished us so effectively within the final 5 years. Everyone has excessive requirements and we attempt to preserve them there.
“I stated earlier than the sport it was one other step ahead and an opportunity to place a mark on the season.
“We’re solely centered on every sport and this one we did, got here by with three factors and all people’s phrases transpired onto the pitch. We now have to maintain this successful mentality going.”
Metropolis have moved to close by of the Premier League summit on the again of one other welcome win and Guardiola, who has now reached 700 video games as a supervisor and 250 with Metropolis, will likely be desirous to see the Blues kick on from this level.
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