By 90Min
November 02, 2017

Manchester City star John Stones has had his critics since his £50m move from Everton in 2015, but has been doing his level best this season to prove the doubters wrong.

The 23-year-old was much-maligned last season for his tendency to overplay from the back and his apparent lack of defensive skill.

2017/18 has brought about a very different Stones though, and the Englishman has been one of the team's stand-out performers under Pep Guardiola this time around - with his defending having massively improved and his passing even more on-point.

But a statistic has emerged which suggests Stones as much more than just a key defender - he is very much an attacking threat in the Champions League, and has scored three goals in the competition already.

That makes him City's top scorer so far, which is an impressive feat given the array of attacking talent in their ranks.

Stones was on target in Naples on Wednesday night in the 3-2 victory to help the Citizens qualify for the last 16 of the competition, adding to the brace he hit against Feyenoord on matchday one.

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