Head to Head records: Home v Man City

Our league record against the blue side of Manchester was average before the injection of megabucks into the club. Since their takeover, we have only won once (League Cup 4th Round) in 16 matches. In this fixture in the 2013/14 season, Cheick Tiote scored a spectacular equalising goal which was chalked off two minutes later after the referee, Mike Jones deemed Yoan Gouffran to be in an offside position whilst interfering with play influenced by the false claims made by then goalkeeper, Joe Hart.

In the years before the takeover occurred at Eastlands, Manchester City found St. James' Park a rather tough place to go to. The last league win for the Magpies came in September 2005 under Graeme Sounness - That match was the eighth occasion we had played Man City at home in the Premier League. Newcastle had won six of those eight matches. The last time we did a league double over the Citizens was in the 1983/84 season in the second tier which will be explained a little more in due course..

Facts and Figures

All Competitions

Newcastle wins: 71

Man City wins: 65

Draws: 39

Premier League

Man City wins: 20

Newcastle wins: 7

Draws: 7

Premier League at St. James' Park

Man City wins: 8

Newcastle wins: 6

Draws: 3

Previous ten (all competitions)

Man City wins: 8 (29 goals)

Newcastle wins: 1 (5 goals)

Draws: 1

Biggest win (in this fixture)