• Stoke City have not won back to back Barclays Premier League games at home since the end of November 2012.
  • Since the start of 2012-13, no side have kept more clean sheets in the Barclays Premier League than Manchester City (20).
  • Stephen Ireland's best Premier League season (nine goals and nine assists for Man City in 2008-09) came in Mark Hughes' full season in charge of the club.
  • Mark Hughes has lost three of four Premier League clashes with Manchester City since he was fired by the club (D1).
  • When Hughes was Blackburn manager, he won four and lost none of eight meetings with City.
  • Sergio Agüero has had 29 touches inside the opposition’s area so far this season; more than any other Premier League player.
  • Manchester City have already scored three headed goals in the Premier League this season. Last season, they only managed six headers in total.
  • In fact, the 2011/12 Premier League Champions have had more headed shots (18) than any other team.
  • Stoke’s passing accuracy so far this season is 78.7%. Last season it was 70.2%, the worst in the Premier League.
  • Pablo Zabaleta has had one successful cross so far this season (from nine crosses or corners) and it results in Man City’s opener against Hull City.