• Sunderland have won each of their last three Barclays Premier League home games against Manchester City by one goal to nil.
  • Man City have scored at least six goals more than any other Barclays Premier league team this season.
  • Two of the goals in the three recent 1-0 Sunderland home wins against Man City have come in the 90th minute.
  • Sunderland have hit only 24 shots on target all season; in contrast Man City have 28 goals (from 68 shots on target).
  • City have the best conversion rate in the Premier League this season (22%) while Sunderland have the lowest shooting accuracy (31%).
  • Sergio Aguero has seven goals and three assists in his last five Premier League games.
  • Edin Dzeko (8) needs one more goal as a substitute away from home in the Premier League to equal the record (9; held by Hernandez and Defoe).
  • Sunderland have conceded three of the six own goals in the Premier League this season.
  • No team has benefited from more own goals than Manchester City this season (2).
  • Sunderland have collected three of the 12 red cards shown in the Premier League this season.