The two sides are the only ones that are yet to lose a game this season, with their undefeated streaks stretching back 14 matches each as they prepare to lock horns.
Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy
Milner, Toure, Barry, Silva
Simpson, Taylor, Coloccini, Taylor
Obertan, Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez
Gabriel Obertan (toe), Alan Smith (hamstring), Sylvain Marveaux (groin) and Michael Williamson (ankle) are all sidelined with respective injuries for Newcastle United, but Cheick Tiote has reportedly made progress in his recovery from a knee injury that he picked up last month.
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- Manchester City and Newcastle United are the only two teams that have not lost a single game in the Premier League this season. Stretching back to the last campaign, both sides have gone undefeated for 14 matches.
- City also has an excellent record against the men from Tyneside in the recent past, as the club is undefeated in the last nine meetings between the two sides.
- Roberto Mancini's men have scored 39 goals in the Premier League so far. No other team has managed to hit the back of the net more times.
- But Newcastle United has been solid in defense, conceding only eight goals in the league, marking the top defense in the league so far.
- Demba Ba (pictured right) has been prolific for the Toon this season, scoring eight goals in his last six league games, including a hat-trick against Stoke City. He is currently fifth in the goalscoring charts, with two opposition forwards - Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero - higher up, with the duo occupying the second and third places respectively.
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