Stones credits Ederson for clean sheets

Manchester City defender John Stones says that goalkeeper Ederson is settling in splendidly after Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League.

Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling found the net in the second half against the Ukrainians, while at the other end the Brazilian keeper kept his fifth clean sheet of the season.

"It's credit to him," Stones said. "It's not easy coming from another country. I wouldn't know that but from speaking to the boys in the past who have come over to the Premier League, it's a different culture, different language, and he's settled quickly. 

"He's speaking to us on the pitch – he's a vocal presence and a presence as a person, which is credit to him."

Tuesday’s win takes City to the top of Group F on six points, followed by Shakhtar and Napoli on three points each, and Stones was proud to have kept the Ukrainian side out.

"We did our research on them and we knew they could play out from the back. It's one of the first teams that's come to the Etihad and played like that," Stones said.

"I thought our high pressing was brilliant and we stopped them getting out, which is credit to the boys up top. We knew they were a great side and we showed them a lot of respect. We've had that mentality in each game, taking each game as it comes. There's no easy games.

"For the fans and the people who didn't know about Shakhtar, I think they came here and showed what they're about and that's why they're in the Champions League.

"It's a massive bonus for us we beat them and got a clean sheet again. We need to keep carrying that on, getting clean sheets. It gives us a good platform to go on and go and score at the other end."