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Man City defender John Stones: 'We can always score more'

Man City 2-0 Fulham.

John Stones pleased with win over Fulham. [Getty]
John Stones pleased with win over Fulham. [Getty]

Raheem Sterling's close-range finish and a Kevin de Bruyne penalty secured City’s first back-to-back win of the 2020-21 Premier League season.


Manchester City defender John Stones was happy with the clean sheet his side kept when they hosted Fulham on Saturday.


The Cityzens beat Scott Parker’s side 2-0 at the Etihad yesterday, thanks to Raheem Sterling’s fifth-minute strike and a penalty from midfielder Kevin de Bruyne.


This was City boss Pep Guardiola's 700th game as a manager, during which he has won 29 major trophies in 11 seasons, including two Premier League titles with Man City.


Speaking to BT Sport after the match England international Stones admitted that he would have liked City to score more goals, adding that building momentum is vital.


"We said after the Champions League game that we wanted another clean sheet and to keep that run going,” the City centre-half said. “We knew what we were up against and we set out from the start.


"Every game we play in, we can always score more and we're frustrated with ourselves but it's good just to get three points. I'm sure the boys, the strikers, will be frustrated with the chances they haven't taken but it's three points.



Stones also said it’s a good thing there is a 'healthy competition' in the team, saying 'the manager demands a lot from us and expects a lot from us.'


"The manager demands a lot from us and expects a lot from us," the 26-year-old asserted.


"We're all fighting for our places. When we get our chance, you have to take it. It gives us healthy competition. We know what's expected of us. We know if we don't deliver, there's always somebody fighting for that spot. It's what's done us so well in the last five years. Everybody has high standards and we try to keep them there.


"I said before the game it was another step forward and a chance to put a mark on the season. We're solely focused on each game and this one we did, came through with three points and everybody's words transpired onto the pitch. We have to keep this winning mentality going."



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