Leicester win again, Spurs draw with Dortmund. Barcelona smash Manchester City and Arsenal leather Ludogorets in the Champions League.

In the Europa League, meanwhile, Southampton face the uncertain Frank de Boer regime at Inter and Manchester United take on Fenerbahçe.

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Mike Gaynes
1 Posted 19/10/2016 at 21:17:19
Poor Stonesy just made a huge blunder. At the Nou Camp. With the whole world watching. Welcome to the Champions League, son.
Ian McDowell
2 Posted 19/10/2016 at 21:19:51
John Stones a world class CB? Not a chance. You think you got scrutinised at Everton? Wait till the morning papers...
Mike Gaynes
3 Posted 19/10/2016 at 21:24:26
And after the blunder, he muffed a golden chance to score.

Hope he has a strong stomach.

Mike Gaynes
4 Posted 19/10/2016 at 21:36:56
Oh dear lord. What Neymar just did to Stones. Left his pants down around his ankles. Poor kid. 4-0 to Barca now.
Brent Stephens
5 Posted 19/10/2016 at 21:38:42
Gotta feel sorry for the boy wonder Stones. But he's still young, I suppose, so time on his side.

Oviedo I've always liked but he's yet to get back to what he was before his injury.

Mark Morrissey
6 Posted 19/10/2016 at 21:41:36
Caught out, leaden footed, John Stones found wanting, you can't leave leg just dangling, he'll learn a lot... not my words, the commentator at the Man City v Barca match. He's had a mare.

Am I happy? You betcha!

Tony Kost
7 Posted 19/10/2016 at 21:51:53
I think Stones thought he could outdo Jags with the trailing-leg tackle.

He did that – and much more beside! You're in the spotlight for sure now laaa!

At times Man City played so well... Barcelona – totally clinical. Messi so good.

Eugene Ruane
8 Posted 19/10/2016 at 21:55:49
For those who missed it, here is Barca v City tonight – the condensed version (City in their new Scarlet away strip)


Andy Crooks
9 Posted 19/10/2016 at 22:07:06
Eugene, just brilliant. I have just endured a horrendous coughing fit because of that. Just brilliant.
Stan Schofield
10 Posted 19/10/2016 at 22:15:19
Eugene, very good mate! Looks like Stones has lost his hair. Must be the stress of the new job.
Paul Conway
11 Posted 19/10/2016 at 22:17:04
Another example of us hyping players. Some fans couldn't see any wrong in Stones and thought he was the next Beckenbaur. Even when he was reduced to bench work under Martinez, there was an outcry.

He made more mistakes in one match tonight than in the whole of last season. Good riddance!

We got four players in return who are responsible for our turnaround. The moral of the story is. Don't get romantic– get ruthless! And like the motto says... NSNO!
Laura Round
12 Posted 19/10/2016 at 22:23:54
Mike, we know all about Stones's stomach, don't forget!
Tony Hill
13 Posted 19/10/2016 at 23:02:45
What a shame for all those wonderful City fans who have shown such grace in recent times.
James Stewart
14 Posted 20/10/2016 at 00:22:26
City still a million miles away from Barca's level. Stones had a night to forget! Awful miss and some schoolboy errors.

Martinez was watching on with his sidekicks, probably admiring City's defending.

David Barks
15 Posted 20/10/2016 at 00:28:08
Except that Stones was in no way the reason why City lost that match.
Anthony Hughes
16 Posted 20/10/2016 at 07:01:02
Man City were doing quite well until that unfortunate slip from Fernandinho. After that, it was a lesson in ruthlessly taking advantage of defensive errors, some you would get away with in the Premier League – but not against the very best.
Tony Kost
17 Posted 20/10/2016 at 11:32:40
Paul Conway @11 – I disagree. He made mistakes like that in many games he played – fortunately EFC weren't playing Messi, Neymar et al every week!

Good riddance? Agreed. Our defensive record without him is so much better.

Eugene @8 – You Beaut!!

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