• Newcastle United have lost 12 and won none of their last 14 Barclays Premier League meetings with Man City, losing the last eight in a row.
  • Man City managed 11 shots on target in the reverse meeting with Newcastle this season; still the most they have mustered in a Barclays Premier League game this term.
  • The Citizens have scored at least twice in each of their last 11 league meetings with Newcastle (30 in total, 2.7 per game).
  • Yaya Toure has netted five goals in his last four Premier League games against Newcastle.
  • Overall, the Ivorian colossus has scored more goals against the Magpies than versus any other side (five).
  • Manuel Pellegrini's side are the only team yet to concede in the first 15 minutes of a Premier League game this season.
  • Only Wayne Rooney (9) and Mesut Ozil (7) have provided more assists this season than Jesus Navas (6).
  • 13 of Manchester City's goals have been scored in the first 15 minutes of the second half this season; more than any other team in the Premier League.
  • Newcastle's Loic Remy is the only player to be caught offside more than 20 times this season (23).
  • If City win this game they'll be the first team to win six in a row in the Premier League this season (Arsenal have also won five in a row).