• Manchester City had the best defensive record in 2012/13, conceding just 34 goals and keeping 18 clean sheets.
  • Newcastle have never won a Barclays Premier League game at the Etihad Stadium (D2 L7).
  • Manchester City have won 11 and lost none (D2) of their last 13 Premier League games against Newcastle, including a current run of seven successive victories.
  • Newcastle have scored just eight goals in their last 13 Premier League games against Man City, conceding 30.
  • Yaya Toure has netted three in his last three league games against the Magpies.
  • Newcastle have only won two of their 10 previous away games on the opening day of a Premier League season (D4 L4).
  • Jesus Navas created more chances from open play than any other player in La Liga in 2012/13 (71).
  • City were the only team to score in every home game last season.
  • The Magpies scored only one goal from a corner in the entire 2012/13 Premier League season, a league-low.
  • Alan Pardew’s side won nine points with goals scored in second-half injury time last term, the most in the PL.