Premier League In Focus – Manchester City vs Stoke Preview

When? Saturday 14th October, 15:00 (UK)

Where? Etihad Stadium

What channel is it on? Man City vs Stoke will not be televised live

Are tickets still available?

Manchester City -

Stoke – Sold out

Head-to-head – last five meetings: Man City W3, Stoke W1, D1
Head-to-head – Premier League meetings: Man City W9, Stoke W3, D6
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Man City W49, Stoke W37, D25

Manchester City have won 50% of all their Premier League encounters with Stoke - nine wins from 18.

Manchester City conceded just one goal in the month of September across all competitions, keeping six clean sheets from a possible seven. Only Claudio Yacob of West Brom managed to breach City’s net last month.

They scored 25 goals during that spell - an average of 3.57 per game.

David Silva may not have found the net in the Premier League this season but he has recorded the most assists for the club with six.

Fernandinho is the only player to have played every minute of Manchester City’s league campaign this season.

John Stones has the best pass success rate (96.6%) in the Premier League this season. He has misplaced just 15 of 446 attempted passes.

Stoke have scored an average of one goal a game in the Premier League this season while conceding 1.57 goals per game at the other end.

Stoke striker Saido Berahino has not scored for 31 hours and 48 minutes in the Premier League, after missing a penalty in the 2-1 win against Southampton.

Peter Crouch, who hit the winner for the Potters, is the oldest player to score in the Premier League this season (36 years and 243 days).

Crouch has played the role of impact sub to good effect as he is the club’s joint top Premier League goal scorer with two goals to his name and has a minutes to goals ratio of just 56.

Crouch is the only English player to have scored for the club in the Premier League this season.

These two clubs would provide the teams that made up the 2010 FA Cup final. Yaya Toure’s solitary strike would be enough to deliver a first trophy to then manager Roberto Mancini.