Live EPL match on Multi TV: STOKE CITY VS. MANCHESTER CITY
9/14/2012 4:00:08 PM -
Date: 15 September 2012
Game: week 4
Kick-off :14:00(2PM LOCAL TIME)
Venue:Britannia Stadium (Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire)
STOKE v MANCHESTER CITY
Barclays Premier League - Saturday September 15, 2012
HEAD TO HEAD - LEAGUE
Played 86, Stoke 30, Man City 36, Drawn 20.
Premier League: Played 8, Stoke 1, Man City 4, Drawn 3.
Man City are unbeaten in the last 6 meetings (W3 D3).
The last meeting saw the sides draw 1-1 at the Britannia, Mar 24. Peter Crouch scored for Stoke and
Yaya Toure for Man City.
Man City won the first meeting last season 3-0 (Aguero 2, Johnson) at the Etihad, Dec 2011.
Stoke have won only 1 of the last 11 meetings (D3 L7).
Stoke's only PL win was 1-0 (James Beattie) at the Britannia, Jan 2009. Delap was sent off after 38 mins.
Stoke have scored 4 goals in last 9 meetings (conceding 12).
Man City's 5-2 Div 1 win at the Britannia Stadium on the final day of the season in May 1998 was not enough
to prevent Joe Royle's team avoiding relegation to Div 2 (3rd tier). Stoke were already relegated.
The sides met in the 2011 FA Cup Final - Man City won 1-0 (Y.Toure 74).
LEAGUE AT STOKE
Played 43, Stoke 24, Man City 10, Drawn 9.
PL at Stoke: Played 4, Stoke 1, Man City 0, Drawn 3.
The last 3 meetings at Stoke have been drawn 1-1.
The meeting in 10-11 ended 1-1, Nov 2010. Micah Richards gave Man City the lead on 81 mins and
Matthew Etherington equalised in injury time.
Stoke are unbeaten in the last 4 (W1 D3) - only win 1-0 in Jan 2009 (see above).
Man City's last win was 1-0 in D2 win in Jan 1999 - Gerard Wiekens scored the winner for Joe Royle's side.
Man City had won the 2 meetings prior to the last 4. Their 5-2 Div 1 win at the Britannia Stadium on the final
day of the season in May 1998 was not enough to prevent Joe Royle's team avoiding relegation to Div 2 (3rd
tier). Stoke had already been relegated.
Honours have been even in the last 15 meetings - 5 wins apiece and 5 draws.