• Man City have won all five Barclays Premier League home games versus Stoke without conceding a single goal, with four of the matches ending 3-0.
  • Stoke have failed to score in six of their last 11 league games against Man City and just one goal in each of the other five.
  • Mark Hughes was Manchester City manager between June 2008 and December 2009 winning 22 and losing 20 of his 55 games in charge.
  • Sergio Aguero has scored three goals against Stoke in two appearances against the Potters at the Etihad Stadium.
  • There have been 10 instances of a Stoke player making an error leading to an opposition goal this season; more often than any other team.
  • Yaya Toure has scored with seven of his eight attempts from a dead ball situations this season – 3/3 penalties, 4/5 direct free-kicks.
  • Overall, Toure has scored 12 goals from just 16 shots on target in the top-flight this term.
  • Manchester City have not lost back to back Premier League home games since December 2008.
  • Since the start of their title winning season in 2011-12, Manchester City have conceded only four goals in the opening 15 minutes of Premier League games.
  • Stoke City have averaged 385 passes per game in the PL this season; at least 62 more per game than in any season under Tony Pulis. They have also completed a higher proportion of their passes (76.3%).