• Manchester City have won 10 and drawn two of their last 12 Premier League matches against the Magpies and will be looking for their seventh successive PL victory over them in this game.
  • Only against Aston Villa (18) have Manchester City won more Premier League games than versus Newcastle (14).
  • Yaya TourĂ© has scored three of City’s last five Premier League goals against Newcastle – against no other side has the Ivorian netted as many goals (3) in the competition.
  • Carlos Tevez has scored four goals in his last six Premier League appearances against Newcastle United.
  • Newcastle United have already used 31 players in the Premier League this season; more than any other side.
  • Only Reading (5) have won fewer points away from home in the Premier League this term than Newcastle United (8).
  • 15 of Reading’s 35 Premier League goals this season (43%) have been scored after the 75th minute of the match; a league-high.
  • Newcastle have conceded a league-high 15 goals in the final 15 minutes of Premier League games this season.
  • The Magpies have only ever won one Premier League match in the city of Manchester (P32 W1 D11 L20); this coming back in September 2000 at Maine Road v Man City (1-0).
  • After dropping only six points in their previous 36 home matches in the Premier League, Manchester City have dropped seven points in their last seven games at the Etihad.