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Man City 2-0 Everton: What Stones said

Manchester City defender John Stones speaking to TNT Sports after the win: "We have had tough games against Everton, home and away, so to get the win in the fashion we did with the clean sheet is really pleasing, especially after the first half which was so difficult for us to find spaces and create chances.

"We are used to playing against a low-block. We have been in this position so many times and patience is a massive thing for us, to not get frustrated and trust in our game plan. We changed a few things at half-time which helped massively and opened up the game.

"Kyle Walker and the guys that came on had a big impact as well. Our mentality has never changed. We go into games wanting a clean sheet and sometimes it is our own fault, and in football you also can’t stop certain things.

"Now I'm back, I’m happy and we can go on a nice little run. In previous seasons, this period we have coped well in all of the competitions that we are in. Each game is a final for us and hopefully we are one step closer to our goal."