You know the old cliche of a team having it “all to do” when it’s down a couple of goals or more at halftime?
We’ve got a new turn of the phrase, because John Stones had it all to do in the 18th minute at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday.
A beautiful bit of team play from Liverpool saw denied a goal by the thinnest of margins and the Goal Decision System.
Stones then found the bounding ball but lashed his clearance off the hands of a sliding Ederson.
He’d have more work to do, racing back to the goal line and clearing the ball just off the line in a move which would’ve caused palpitations in the steadiest of tickers.
The small margin could’ve seen City down 1-0, but instead half time saw the opposite score line.