Stat City: City v Newcastle in numbers
- 29 March 2013 09:33
- Posted by @NieldyMCFC / Words by @StatCity
Adam Carter from statistical wizards and must-follow on Twitter @StatCity previews tomorrow's clash with the Magpies.
Based on recent meetings, City fans could be forgiven for expecting an easy ride against this weekends visitors Newcastle United. The Magpies haven’t managed to salvage as much as a solitary point against Mancini’s men in the last six Premier League matches. The Champions have only dropped four points from the last 36 available from matches against Newcastle United. Only against Aston Villa have the Blues got a better points record.
The two sides are meeting for the 167th time in all competitions. City have won 58 (34.94%), drawn 38 (22.89%) and lost 70 (42.17%) of the previous 166 matches between the pair. According to the history books, this is usually a fruitful fixture for the side playing at home, with City notching 40 of their 58 wins on home soil while Newcastle United have enjoyed 48 of their 70 victories at St James’ Park.
In the Premier League, Manchester City and Newcastle United are meeting for the 28th time. The Blues have won 14 (51.85%), drawn 6 (22.22%) and have lost 7 (25.93%) of the previous 27 league fixtures. The Champions have scored 39 goals (1.44 gpg) against the Magpies and have conceded 29 goals (1.07 gpg) in reply. City have managed to keep 10 (37.04%) clean sheets against the North-East outfit and have only failed to score in 8 (29.63%) Premier League ties between the two sides.
At home in the Premier League, City have only lost 1 (7.69%) of their matches against Newcastle United. That loss came in September 2000 at Maine Road and remains Newcastle’s only Premier League victory in the City of Manchester (P32, W1, D11, L20). The Blues have drawn 4 (30.77%) and won the other 8 (61.54%) home Premier League fixtures.
City have notched 21 goals (1.61 gpg) at home against Newcastle and have only conceded 10 (0.76 gpg). The Magpies have only managed to score more than once in an away game against the Blues on one occasion, that famous 3-3 draw at Maine Road in February 2006.
City have kept 5 clean sheets (38.48%) at home in the Premier League against Newcastle United and have only failed to score in 3 (23.08%). The Champions 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 Sunderland have City won more consecutive games (9).
Under Roberto Mancini, City haven’t dropped a single point against Newcastle United. The Blues have won all 5 games and have scored 13 goals in the process. Three of those goals have been scored by Yaya Toure, the Ivorian hasn’t netted more goals against any other opposition in the Premier League.
If Sergio Aguero is fit enough to start the match against Newcastle United, he will be making his 50th Premier League start for Manchester City.
Alan Pardew’s men will be buoyed by the fact that the Blues have dropped 7 points in their last 7 Premier League fixtures at the Etihad Stadium having only dropped 6 points in their previous 36 fixtures before that!