• Yohann Cabaye has scored three goals in three Barclays Premier League appearances against Stoke.
  • Jon Walters has scored in four of his last five Premier League appearances against Newcastle.
  • Papiss Demba Cisse has scored three goals in three Premier League appearances against Stoke.
  • Jon Walters has scored more goals against Newcastle than versus any other Premier League opponent (4).
  • Newcastle are looking for their 200th win at St James Park in the Premier League.
  • Newcastle have lost six of their last seven Premier League games played on December 26.
  • But this is only the second home game in the last 12 Newcastle have played on December 26 to take place at St James’ Park.
  • It is a year to the day that an English player last scored a Premier League goal for Newcastle United (James Perch v Man Utd on Dec 26th 2012).
  • Newcastle United have scored in 14 of their last 15 PL games, only failing to score in a 0-3 defeat against Swansea.
  • This is Mark Hughes’ longest unbeaten run as a Premier League manager (four games – W2 D2) since March 2011, when he was Fulham supremo.