• Man City have won just two of the last eight Barclays Premier League meetings with Sunderland (W2 D2 L4), with all four of Sunderland's victories being 1-0 wins.
  • Sunderland have lost four successive Barclays Premier League away games, conceding 13 goals in total during this run.
  • James Milner has scored five goals against Sunderland in the Premier League; more than against any other Premier League opponent. This includes his first ever goal in the competition.
  • The Citizens have won 14 of their last 15 Premier League home matches, with the only blip on their record being a 0-1 home defeat to Chelsea in February.
  • City have already scored 52 goals at home in the Premier League this season – just six sides have scored more at home in a single PL campaign (the record being 68 by Chelsea in 2009-10)
  • Man City last suffered back to back Premier League defeats in October 2010.
  • Sunderland have collected just one point from their last eight Premier League games.
  • Since playing City in the Capital One Cup final, Sunderland have scored just three goals in six Premier League games.
  • Sergio Aguero has scored 13 goals in his last 12 Premier League starts.
  • Sunderland (15) have scored more away goals than they have at home this season (14).