Stones was absolutely superb today and that tackle on Kane was worth a goal. Bizarrely, the crowd reaction to Stones got him out of trouble and a free kick for nothing. But he is turning away from goal, had control of the ball and situation, if he clumps it into a Spurs forward when trying to clear it across goal, it's a bigger fuck up.
Fans and commentators have said he's overplayed it, he needs to be clearing it, you can't get away with that, about most things he does with the ball. If he listened to what common perception is, he wouldn't be anywhere near the player he is.
He plays by his own standards and that often conflicts with the norm or what most of us thought was acceptable or advisable. But it gives him a far wider range of options and makes him harder to read. He plays the unexpected, he defies expectations, when he goes forward he hardly ever gets challenged, he just glides past everyone.
Everyone felt that anxiety, fear or panic of the ball near the goal, everyone except Stones.