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Smalling doesn’t pass muster for Southgate’s England

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London (AFP) – Manchester United defender Chris Smalling’s international future is in doubt after England manager Gareth Southgate said he had been overlooked for the latest squad due to concerns about his passing.

Southgate on Thursday included uncapped Liverpool defender Joe Gomez in an experimental 25-man squad for England’s friendlies against Germany and Brazil later this month.

Smalling doesn’t pass muster for Southgate’s England

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London (AFP) – Manchester United defender Chris Smalling’s international future is in doubt after England manager Gareth Southgate said he had been overlooked for the latest squad due to concerns about his passing.

Southgate on Thursday included uncapped Liverpool defender Joe Gomez in an experimental 25-man squad for England’s friendlies against Germany and Brazil later this month.

Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 8 Preview – Manchester City defender in, Everton hero out

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Man City’s Stones keen to repay Guardiola faith

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London (AFP) – Manchester City centre-back John Stones says he is determined to repay manager Pep Guardiola for the faith he showed in him during his difficult first season at the Etihad Stadium.

Stones, 23, produced several error-strewn displays last season after joining City from Everton in a £47.

Man City’s Stones keen to repay Guardiola faith

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London (AFP) – Manchester City centre-back John Stones says he is determined to repay manager Pep Guardiola for the faith he showed in him during his difficult first season at the Etihad Stadium.

Stones, 23, produced several error-strewn displays last season after joining City from Everton in a £47.

City’s Stones ‘must win duels’ to become world-class: Guardiola

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Rotterdam (Netherlands) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola hailed his two-goal Champions League hero John Stones - but warned he has some way to go before he can be called world-class.

England defender Stones found the net with two powerful headers as City thrashed Dutch champions Feyenoord 4-0 in Rotterdam on Wednesday to send a message of intent to their European rivals.

City’s Stones ‘must win duels’ to become world-class: Guardiola

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Rotterdam (Netherlands) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola hailed his two-goal Champions League hero John Stones - but warned he has some way to go before he can be called world-class.

England defender Stones found the net with two powerful headers as City thrashed Dutch champions Feyenoord 4-0 in Rotterdam on Wednesday to send a message of intent to their European rivals.

Champions League: John Stones Bags Brace As Man City Outclass Feyenoord (Video)

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John Stones netted a brace as Manchester City got their Champions League campaign off to a superb start, via a 4-0 drubbing of Feyenoord in Rotterdam.

It took only two minutes for the Citizens to open the scoring, with centre-half Stones heading home his side's fastest-ever goal in the competition.

Guardiola fights on after Manchester City gamble fails

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has refused to concede the Premier League title to Chelsea despite a disappointing 0-0 home draw with Stoke City which left Antonio Conte’s league leaders with a 10-point lead at the top of the table.

The Manchester City manager gambled by resting key players John Stones, David Silva and Raheem Sterling ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup quarter-final at Middlesbrough and next week’s Champions League last 16 second leg trip to Monaco.

Guardiola fights on after Manchester City gamble fails

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has refused to concede the Premier League title to Chelsea despite a disappointing 0-0 home draw with Stoke City which left Antonio Conte’s league leaders with a 10-point lead at the top of the table.

The Manchester City manager gambled by resting key players John Stones, David Silva and Raheem Sterling ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup quarter-final at Middlesbrough and next week’s Champions League last 16 second leg trip to Monaco.

Manchester City back top but Southampton draw raises doubts

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League with a 1-1 draw home to Southampton on Sunday but the performance again raised questions over the title credentials of Pep Guardiola's team.

The stalemate was a fifth consecutive game without a victory for City, as Kelechi Iheanacho's eighth goal in his last 11 league games cancelled out Nathan Redmond's first-half opener for Southampton, which owed much to an extraordinary mistake by City defender John Stones.

Manchester City back top but Southampton draw raises doubts

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League with a 1-1 draw home to Southampton on Sunday but the performance again raised questions over the title credentials of Pep Guardiola's team.

The stalemate was a fifth consecutive game without a victory for City, as Kelechi Iheanacho's eighth goal in his last 11 league games cancelled out Nathan Redmond's first-half opener for Southampton, which owed much to an extraordinary mistake by City defender John Stones.

Manchester City back on top but Southampton draw raises doubts

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League with a 1-1 draw home to Southampton on Sunday but the performance again raised questions over the title credentials of Pep Guardiola's team.

The stalemate was a fifth consecutive game without a victory for City and Guardiola, as Kelechi Iheanacho's eighth goal in his last 11 league games cancelled out Nathan Redmond's first-half opener for Southampton, which owed much to an extraordinary mistake by City defender John Stones.

Man City back on top as Saints draw raises doubts

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League with a 1-1 draw at home to Southampton on Sunday, although the performance again raised question marks over the title credentials of Pep Guardiola's team after a fifth consecutive game without a victory.

Kelechi Iheanacho's eighth goal in his last 11 league games cancelled out Nathan Redmond's first-half opener for Southampton, which owed much to an extraordinary mistrake by City defender John Stones.

Man City back on top as Saints draw raises doubts

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League with a 1-1 draw at home to Southampton on Sunday, although the performance again raised question marks over the title credentials of Pep Guardiola's team after a fifth consecutive game without a victory.

Kelechi Iheanacho's eighth goal in his last 11 league games cancelled out Nathan Redmond's first-half opener for Southampton, which owed much to an extraordinary mistrake by City defender John Stones.

Impressive Transfer Window For Pep And Man City

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Despite leading the Premier League in net transfer spend over the past five seasons, Manchester City's transfer approach has had a rather slapdash feel to it. That is not the case this summer where Pep Guardiola can be as happy with his club's business as José Mourinho is with his at Manchester United.

Paul Pogba, John Stones and the top 10 biggest Premier League transfers this summer… and 5 that could still happen

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From John Stones to Zlatan: 11 players with a Premier League point to prove this season

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Photo: Manchester United manager Mourinho’s summer target signs six-year deal with rivals

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Manchester City have confirmed they have completed the signing of Manchester United defender target John Stones on August 9, Tuesday.

The 22-year-old left Everton and made a switch to the Etihad, signing a six-year deal with Pep Guardiola's side. Before he joined City, he was also a target for their local rivals as the Sunreported that the England international was wanted by the Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho, who is an admirer of the central defender.

Man City sign Everton’s Stones for reported £47.5 mn

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London (AFP) Manchester City splashed out a reported £47.5 million ($61 million, 55 million euros) to sign England defender John Stones from Everton on Tuesday.

Stones agreed a six-year contract with City and is reported to have become the second most expensive defender in history behind Paris Saint Germain and Brazil star David Luiz.

Man City sign Everton’s Stones for reported £47.5 mn

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London (AFP) Manchester City splashed out a reported £47.5 million ($61 million, 55 million euros) to sign England defender John Stones from Everton on Tuesday.

Stones agreed a six-year contract with City and is reported to have become the second most expensive defender in history behind Paris Saint Germain and Brazil star David Luiz.

Wednesday Kickoff: Morata, Arsenal and more

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Everton could be losing several of the team's biggest stars in the coming weeks, as talks with two of their players are heating up, while an Italian goalscorer is returning to his former Spanish club.

Alvaro Morata has officially completed a move back to Real Madrid after spending the last two seasons with Juventus.

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Official: Kyle Walker Ditches Tottenham For Man City In £45m Mega Move (Photo)

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Kyle Walker has joined Man City in a deal that could eventually land Tottenham as much as £50million.

The initial fee is £45million, with another £5million in add-ons written into the small print.

Walker has signed a five-year contract at City and will wear the No.

Man City’s New 2016/17 Third Kit Is A Thing Of Orange And Purple Day-Glo Beauty (Photos)

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While their latestaway kit is an absolute dirge of a thing, Man City's new third strip unveiled by Nike today is a work of psychedelic, day-glo neon beauty.

Rendered in clashing gradient tones of bright orange and purple, the kit is just about as vibrant and flamboyant as some of the football City have been playing under Pep Guardiola this season.

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Stones not tough enough, says Guardiola

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London (AFP) John Stones faces a battle to win back his place at Manchester City after manager Pep Guardiola expressed reservations about his ability to deal with high balls and powerful opponents.

City paid £47.5 million ($59.6 million, 55.7 million euros) to sign Stones, 22, from Everton in August, but after some error-strewn displays, he has started their last two matches on the bench.

England’s Stones grateful for Southgate’s personal touch

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London (AFP) John Stones said Wednesday that caretaker England manager Gareth Southgate had taken time to speak to players on an individual basis after being parachuted into the job following Sam Allardyce's shock exit.

Allardyce was forced to resign as England manager after just 67 days and one game in charge following his controversial comments to undercover newspaper reporters investigating football corruption.

England’s Stones grateful for Southgate’s personal touch

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London (AFP) John Stones said Wednesday that caretaker England manager Gareth Southgate had taken time to speak to players on an individual basis after being parachuted into the job following Sam Allardyce's shock exit.

Allardyce was forced to resign as England manager after just 67 days and one game in charge following his controversial comments to undercover newspaper reporters investigating football corruption.

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Done Deal: John Stones Is Officially On The Man City Payroll After Completing £47.5m Transfer (Photo)

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Scratch that and all of that. Man City have just rushed through the formal unveiling of John Stones after ever so slightly prematurely naming the defender in their preliminary 21-man Champions League squad earlier this morning.

The 22-year-old centre-back has signed an enormous six-year deal at the Etihad, with Everton receiving £47.

Reports: Man City ‘Hugely Embarrassed’ Over John Stones Cock-Up As UEFA Attempt To Clear Up Confusion

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Well, what a palaver this is. UEFA have now confirmed that John Stones' inclusion in Man City's squad for the Champions League play-offs is not a mistake at their end and that they followed proper protocol before adding him in there.

Earlier this morning, City went ahead and named Stones in their 25-man squad without any prior mention of a deal being struck with Everton.

Under The Radar: Man City Go Ahead And Name John Stones In 21-Man Champions League Squad (Photo)

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Err, have we missed something here?

While the world and his dog were watching the Paul Pogba deal drag on ad nauseam, it would appear that Man City have stealthily pulled off a major signing of their very own.

As revealed this morning, City have named their 21-man squad for the Champions League qualifying stage, numbering one John Stones among the defensive ranks.

John Stones must accept England scrutiny, says Hodgson

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Everton centre-back John Stones will need to develop thick skin if he is to become a mainstay of England's defense, national manager Roy Hodgson has warned.

Stones was at fault for the Netherlands' first goal in England's 2-1 friendly defeat at Wembley on Tuesday, with his slip culminating in a penalty conceded by Danny Rose from which the visitors equalized.

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10 Premier League Players In Desperate Need Of A Big Season

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With the Premier League currently defrosting on the kitchen sideboard ahead of the big re-thaw the weekend after next, Pies thought we'd run the rule over a tensome ofoff-the-boil players who are in dire need of putting in a big'n.

Without further ado, in we doth delve...

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal): While there's no need to be over-dramatic (he's still only 22, after all), The Ox needs to start convincing folkthat he's more than just the undisputed prince of the pre-season, zero pressure wonder goal and start bedding himself in properly at Arsenal.

The BIG Question: Pick Your England Squad For Euro 2016

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The big(ish) news today is that Roy Hodgson is planning toannounce his England squad for Euro 2016 on Thursday,a fullthree weeks before UEFA's deadline on 31st May.

Having seen a number of prominent players succumb to injuries over the past couple of weeks, Hodgson is reportedly cobbling together a provisional squad that will includeseveral more players than the 23 he'll eventually be taking to France in the summer.

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Arsenal urged to sign Everton star – Should we?

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Piers happy to give his transfer opinions! Whilst the latest news coming out of the transfer camp may be that Arsenal have reportedly been turned down by Leicester and England Striker Jamie Vardy, a Gunners legend is instead looking at the other end of the pitch as to where Wenger's next signing should be.

Arsenal centre-back targets analysed (2) – Stones v Varane

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Here is the second of my in-depth analysis of Arsenal's centre-back targets by Aidan John Stones I'm sure we've all seen him in action. Stones was a Barnsley youth team product- snapped up for £3million by Everton in Jan '13. He burst on the Premier League scene to tremendous hype in the 13/14 season, like [.

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Magnanimous: Instagram Clanger Sees Man City Defender John Stones Congratulate Chelsea On Beating Stoke (Photo)

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John Stones has offered us yet another peek behind the curtain into the murky backwaters of footballer's PR company-run social media accounts thanks to a ricket dropped on Instagram on Saturday evening.

Despite playing his part in Man City's effervescent 5-0 win over Crystal Palace, Stones felt the need to congratulate his teammates for Chelsea's 4-0 win over Stoke.

Persib Release Yatno Basna

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By any measure the last few months have been quite remarkable for the Sorong born defender Yatno Basna. He broke into the Persib first team, was called up by the national team and went on to play at the ASEAN Football Federation Championships in Manila for Indonesia. Not bad for a 21 year old defender who only made his first team debut for Mitra Kukar in the aborted 2015 Indonesia Super League.

Tuesday Kickoff: Pogba, Stones, Vermalen and more

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After months of speculation, Paul Pogba has officially made his move, while John Stones' transfer saga has also come to a close.

Manchester United annouced on Monday that Pogba has officially returned to the club on a five-year deal. (REPORT)

John Stones has officially joined Manchester City from Everton for£47.

Mourinho's grand plan for Man Utd; his 6 targets and transfer budget revealed

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Jose Mourinho is all set to be appointed as the new Manchester United manager this summer and the Premier League giants are preparing to fund the Portuguese’ mega-money project.

Mourinho wants to take Manchester United back to the top of English football and will sign a number of players to strengthen the squad this summer.