I agree with all that except that his first touch was bad so he wasn’t entirely blameless. He knocked it too far away from himself and had to rush so all of his, admittedly reduced, options vanished.It gives them the opportunity to find form but more often than now it is more so an opportunity to lose form because of how the team plays.
Stones will be fine. Made an error yes but the fact is, at City he has an option in that position. Pope is shite with the ball so he couldn't go to him. Walker was marked and our DMs were nowhere to be seen. So he had to take a touch.
He would do the same for City but have an option on the ball. It is a mistake due to a lack of options which he doesn't face at City. He could have gone back to Ederson who would have then found another blue shirt and we would have played out of it.
He needs to learn that at England he just needs to clear it because we don't have the players to play out from the back. Gareth wants us to but we can't do it without a better keeper.
He got the assist and we won the game. He should be feeling damn good about himself for showing that character.