John Stones was forced to anchor a makeshift defense but City rode a penalty and an own goal to an opening day win.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola gave his first prematch press conference, clarifying the status of his back-line.
Manchester City has followed up their rivals blockbuster move with one of its own in the signing of Everton defender John Stones.
Everton defender John Stones has been linked to Old Trafford with the England international joining as part of the much anticipated Mourinho revolution.
On Monday, England national team manager Roy Hodgson released the 27-man provisional squad for the European championships this summer following the conclusion of the Premier League season.
Everton fans will breathe a little easier with the news that John Stones did not suffer an injury against Liverpool after being subbed off early on Wednesday.
Everton is set to see the return of two key defenders for the final stretch of the season as Bryan Oviedo and John Stones are fit for the weekend.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez revealed more good injury news as John Stones has returned to light training following a hamstring injury.
Everton's defensive starters continue to struggle to be fit at the same time as Roberto Martinez revealed John Stones will miss at least the upcoming week with a hamstring problem.
Everton has avoided a defensive crisis on its hands after defender John Stones was cleared to face Leicester City after sustaining separate knocks on Saturday.
Everton could be boosted by the return of John Stones and Seamus Coleman this weekend as the Toffees welcome Man United to Goodison Park.
Everton eased through to the fourth round of the Capital One cup on Tuesday but the game wasn’t without its moments which included John Stones limping to the sidelines just minutes into the second half.
As Roberto Martinez enters his most challenging week yet as Everton manager, he might now have another player to replace as Tom Cleverley leaves the pitch on a stretcher…
John Stones started for Everton today amidst rumors that he might be headed to Chelsea.