Stones signs five-year Everton deal

first_img Press Association John Stones has made a big impression in his short time at Everton John Stones has made a big impression in his short time at Everton 1/1 John Stones has made a big impression in his short time at Everton slide 1 of 1 John Stones has made a big impression in his short time at Everton Twitter “I am over the moon,” Stones told the club’s official website. “It’s just been such a great last season and to get pen to paper on a new deal is a dream come true. “The last 12 months have been so enjoyable thanks to the faith that the manager has shown in me and all the players. What we achieved was unbelievable. It was a very memorable season and hopefully there’s more to come.” Stones joined Everton from Barnsley in January 2013 and has quickly made his mark in the top flight. Martinez said: “It is an important signing for the club and a really good reward for a young footballer with a fantastic future. “He had an excellent season in 2013-14 and it’s really good news all round. “It is very important that we continue to let our youngsters continue to develop into bigger roles.” center_img Whatsapp Email The 20-year-old made 26 appearances for Roberto Martinez’s side last season and earned England honours on the back of some impressive performances, with the club keen to fend off the interest of several suitors by securing him on a new long-term deal. And he has now followed Ross Barkley and Seamus Coleman in signing a new contract with the club. Facebook John Stones has made a big impression in his short time at Everton Close Everton have tied down young defender John Stones to a new five-year contract after his breakthrough season at Goodison Park.last_img read more

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CRICKET: Australia post World Cup record score in win over Afghanistan

first_imgAustralia posted a World Cup record total of 417-6 as they beat Afghanistan by 275 runs – the biggest winning margin in the tournament’s history.David Warner hit 178 off 133 balls, Steve Smith scored 95 while Glenn Maxwell struck 88 in 39 deliveries in the Pool A encounter in Perth.Afghanistan were then dismissed for 142, with Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell Starc taking six wickets between them.Australia’s score surpassed the 413-5 India made against Bermuda in 2007.It continues the pattern of bat dominating ball in this tournament as the third 400 plus score achieved in the pool stages, following South Africa’s 408-5 and 411-4 against West Indies and Ireland respectively.The winning margin beats the 257-run amount by which India beat Bermuda in Port of Spain in 2007, which was equalled five days ago by South Africa in their victory over West Indies in Sydney.Highest World Cup totals 417-6: Australia v Afghanistan at Perth (4 March 2015)413-5: India v Bermuda at Port of Spain (19 March 2007)411-4: South Africa v Ireland at Canberra (3 March 2015)408-5: South Africa v West Indies at Sydney (27 February 2015)398-5: Sri Lanka v Kenya at Kandy (6 March 1996)last_img read more

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