The national team begin the final preparations for Euro2016 with the match at the Etihad Stadium and both Everton players are expected to be in the final squad that travels to France for next month's tournament.
Barkley and Stones were named in Roy Hodgson's provisional squad last week but Everton team-mates Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines look set to miss out.
The home side eventually won 2-1 but not before Hakan Calhanoglu has erased Harry Kane's opener in the first half.
Jamie Vardy came off the bench to grab the winner with seven minutes to go, notching his third successive international goal and enhancing his claims to be a starter when the European Championships kick off.
Elsewhere, still officially contracted to Everton until July, Tim Howard earned his 92nd cap for the USA in their victory over Puerto Rico, becoming the most capped Toffees player in the club's history, surpassing Neville Southall.
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1 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:54:52
2 Posted 22/05/2016 at 17:05:17
Also not surprising that Jags is not included. He's a good Premier League central defender but lacks the height for me to be truly international class.
Bit surprised Baines not considered. I think recently he was getting back to his best especially with the Martinez monkey being lifted off his back.
Barkley can be infuriating at times for us but with better players around him, he's a good attacking surprise package to have in the team/squad.
3 Posted 22/05/2016 at 17:11:12
4 Posted 22/05/2016 at 17:11:26
5 Posted 22/05/2016 at 17:17:18
6 Posted 22/05/2016 at 17:28:28
7 Posted 22/05/2016 at 17:56:47
It's all very sad. Martinez has ruined his view of Everton. I hope he stays. I hope Lukaku goes for silly money.
8 Posted 22/05/2016 at 18:13:05
9 Posted 22/05/2016 at 19:12:03
10 Posted 22/05/2016 at 19:57:28
I like watching England and wish them well but Hodgson is obviously hopeless.
As for Stones, I thought he did ok but my god he needs someone to teach him the dark arts and to develop his fantastic talent. Stam perhaps.
11 Posted 22/05/2016 at 19:59:22
12 Posted 22/05/2016 at 20:53:39
He's good on the ball, and I can see where the hype is coming from, but defensively he is just not there yet. I still think the hype has got him into the squad because, as an Evertonian, I think Jags is the better defender, and has had a better season than Stones only just, mind, because defensively we were gash.
13 Posted 22/05/2016 at 21:38:04
Can I think of a better centre back for Everton?
Fernando Torres will,will be in agreement with me. JAGS FOR ENGLAND.
14 Posted 22/05/2016 at 21:55:31
15 Posted 22/05/2016 at 22:01:25
16 Posted 22/05/2016 at 22:11:17
17 Posted 22/05/2016 at 22:19:18
18 Posted 22/05/2016 at 22:22:26
19 Posted 23/05/2016 at 00:24:24
20 Posted 23/05/2016 at 00:52:35
21 Posted 23/05/2016 at 01:25:45
22 Posted 23/05/2016 at 01:28:32
Because he's had on of the worst defensive coaches in England for the past 3 seasons. Is that not obvious? Jagielka, Baines, Coleman and Howard made up one of he best defenses in England. Then Martinez comes in, and they become one of the worst. Only change being Distin replaced by Stones.
23 Posted 23/05/2016 at 05:01:51
24 Posted 23/05/2016 at 10:29:33
My initial thought was that Ross shouldn't be in England squad until I saw the crocks (Wilshere and donkey Henderson) and those (eg, Sterling) selected out of big club favouritism, and then thought "Why not?"
25 Posted 23/05/2016 at 12:33:25
26 Posted 23/05/2016 at 13:40:15
Maybe, but I am not talking about the back four defending as a unit or those things where Everton were found out under Martinez. I agree they all fell victim to that. However, Everton wasn't his first club and the things he was being told in the game looked to be basics that would have been taught while he was much younger. He really looks lost inside the 6 on defense.
There is naive and then there is stubborn. Young Stones is on the edge of being too old and having played too many games to be the former, and just old enough to be the latter. Unfortunately, once in the latter category, it is hard to get a player to change his or her ways. We can only hope a new manager can get him sorted out.
27 Posted 23/05/2016 at 15:12:51
The pitches were different then to now, mud heaps, yet T G came off the pitch with his shorts as spotless as when he came on.
I should have seen a lot more of Tommy but he was left out of the team by Theo Kelly, the acting manager of Everton, most possibly something that had nothing to do with ability, and eventually he went to Bangor town as player manager,
28 Posted 23/05/2016 at 15:14:57
29 Posted 23/05/2016 at 15:32:41
30 Posted 23/05/2016 at 15:44:16
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