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Tom Pope has made good on his promise to score against John Stones as the veteran striker has netted at Manchester City.
Pope, 34, described Stones as "weak as p**s" following his display for England in a tweet last summer.
And the Port Vale man is up against the England international for his side's FA Cup third round clash against City and he has backed up his controversial post by scoring a goal.
He's talked the talk, now he's walking the walk :sunglasses:#EmiratesFACup @OfficialPVFC pic.twitter.com/imOUFGDaid
- The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) January 4, 2020
Needless to say, Pope's first half header became the talking point on the online football community.
"Stones no where," one social media user wrote while another tweeted: "Legendary ngl."
:calendar_spiral: June 2019: Port Vale's Tom Pope tweets that he would love to play against Man City's John Stones every week and claims he would bag 40 goals a season against him
:calendar_spiral: January 2020: Pope scores against Man City whilst Stones is playing centre back :joy::clap: pic.twitter.com/u4anCIJSZe
- ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) January 4, 2020
Tom Pope scoring against stones after that tweet Hahahahahaha you love to see it!!!! :joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy:
- Gurtej Drumline (@GurtejM) January 4, 2020
Tom Pope scoring against John Stones :heart_eyes:the man wasn't wrong #MCIPVA
- Jack grimes (@jackgrimes944) January 4, 2020
Tom Pope has just backed up his tweets by scoring against John Stones!
- Mr. Negativity (@markmaher85) January 4, 2020
Pope actually scored against stones
- SolankySolanke (@SoLankySolanke) January 4, 2020
Tom pope Hahahaha having John Stones life :joy::joy::joy:
- Matt Scotney (@MattScotney) January 4, 2020
He's talked the talk, now he's walking the walk.
Pope's efforts were ultimately in vain as the Premier League outfit secured a spot in the FA Cup fourth round after beating Port Vale 4-1 thanks to goals from Oleksandr Zinchenko, Sergio Aguero, Taylor Harwood-Bellis and Phil Foden.
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