• Hatem Ben Arfa has mustered more attempts from open play than any other Premier League player this season (13).
  • Hull City have won on three of their last four visits to St James Park in all competitions (one defeat).
  • Reformed badboy Cheik Tiote has picked up only one yellow card in his last nine Barclays Premier League appearances (after collecting 31 yellows and one red in his previous 67 apps).
  • Hull have won only one of their last 11 games in the Barclays Premier League, drawing four and losing six.
  • St James’ Park has only seen one league goal this season, only Goodison Park has seen as few.
  • The Ameobi brothers (Shola and Sammy) are yet to record a shot on target this season in 206 minutes of play.
  • Danny Graham has now gone 20 Premier League appearances without scoring, with his last Premier League goal coming on January 1st.
  • Newcastle haven’t won three Premier League games in succession since a spell of six on the spin in March-April 2012.
  • The Magpies have kept clean sheets in their last two Premier League home games, but have also scored just one goal in their last five PL games at St James Park.
  • Since the start of last season, just two of the 46 Premier League goals scored by Newcastle players (excl. own goals) have been netted by Englishmen (Perch & Bigirimana).