The Everton defender was sensational against Australia.
England's John Stones
England took on Australia last night, winning 2-1 at the Stadium of Light. Marcus Rashford undoubtedly stole the show. The Manchester United teenager was awarded the man of the match trophy after scoring his first goal for England with his first shot on goal.
But whilst sentiment saw the 18-year-old collect the accolade there is little doubt who the real man of the match was – Everton defender John Stones.
The centre-back was truly magnificent throughout the game as he continues to push Gary Cahill for a starting place alongside Chris Smalling for England at the European Championships.
Everton's John Stones
It has been a tough season for Stones. He made some mistakes at Everton which soon snowballed into a poor season overall at Goodison Park.
But he probably took much of the slack without fair reason for what was a poor team performance throughout the campaign.
For England he has largely been excellent and yesterday was no different.
Plenty of teams are said to be looking into signing Stones this summer and based on the evidence of last night it is easy to see why.
Stones is a class act and, in this form, should start for England at the Euros.
Here is how fans from Everton and elsewhere reacted to his performance last night…
Anyone else see that go in and immediately check it wasn't Stones and then sighed relief? #EFC— Royal Blue Everton (@RoyalBlueEFC) May 27, 2016
Ten days working with proper defensive coaches and John Stones looks a different player; this season should have been so much better#EFC— Danny Rising (@drising1979) May 27, 2016
Solid first half for my boy stones . Future England captain . Quality . Move forward with your career John . Efc don't deserve you— the golden vision (@connectcleanin5) May 27, 2016
John stones will be England's best centre half very soon class act that lad— Soph (@SophieG45028765) May 27, 2016
Stones been class from the start, has that edge to him all these Evertonians moanin all season sayin sell him now— Crofty (@CroftEFC) May 27, 2016
If Lukaku goes it will be a shame but he's replaceable. If Stones goes it will be criminal. Simply a class act— Roger Mottram (@rogerefc) May 27, 2016
Welcome back John Stones. Don't know where you have been but great to have you back. Form is temporary class is permanent.— Chris Cundall (@ChrisCundall) May 27, 2016
John Stones MOTM for me. He's been class tonight. This is why so many clubs want to sign him— Hi, My name is Joe (@SayNoMore33) May 27, 2016
Pep would turn Stones into a world class CB.— Tone MCFC ⚽ (@MCFCTone) May 27, 2016