• This is the reverse of last season's opening Barclays Premier League fixture when Newcastle United lost 0-4 at the Etihad Stadium.
  • The Citizens have won four and lost none of their last five opening weekend league fixtures, keeping four clean sheets in the process.
  • Newcastle have won just once in the last five seasons in their opening match (D2 L2).
  • The Magpies have failed to score in their last three Barclays Premier League clashes with Manchester City.
  • Man City full backs Aleksandar Kolarov (7) and Pablo Zabaleta (6) assisted more goals than any other defenders in the 2013-14 Premier League.
  • Frank Lampard is the top scoring midfielder in Premier League history with 171 goals, as many as Aguero, Dzeko, Yaya Toure, David Silva and Vincent Kompany combined.
  • Despite winning only two of their opening eight away games last season, City still ended the campaign with 34 road points. Only Liverpool and Arsenal (35) gained more (Man Utd & Chelsea also collected 34).
  • Sergio Aguero scored 17 and assisted six goals in 23 appearances last season.
  • Newcastle lost 11 of their last 15 games in the 2013-14 Premier League yet still finished in the top half of the table.
  • City's total of 102 goals last season in the Premier League is the second highest in the competition's history (behind Chelsea with 103 in 2009-10).