Manchester City made hard work of a win over QPR, despite the home side dominating the majority of the game.
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Venue: Etihad Stadium
Date: Saturday, 1 September
Kick off: 17:30
1-0 Yaya Touré 16′
1-1 Zamora 59′
2-1 Džeko 61′
3-1 Tevez 93′
Both of last season’s fixtures ended in 3-2 wins for City, although Rangers led in each game.
The London side have scored 10 goals in their last four league and cup games away to City, three of which were at Maine Road.
Manchester City have won 21 of the 48 previous meetings, compared to QPR’s 12 victories.
Roberto Mancini’s men are unbeaten in 30 Premier League games at the Etihad Stadium, winning 28. Fulham (then managed by Mark Hughes) and Sunderland are the only sides to claim a point there since December 2010.
It is City’s longest unbeaten home run in league football since a 41-game streak between 1919 and 1921.
They have netted 26 times in their last nine games in all competitions (including the Community Shield). However, they have conceded two goals in each of their last four matches.
This will be Roberto Mancini’s 100th Premier League game as Manchester City boss (W61, D19, L19).
Queens Park Rangers
QPR have gone 14 matches without an away win in the league since beating Stoke in November (D3, L11).
Mark Hughes is still waiting for his first away win as Rangers boss.
It is 17 games since they last kept a clean sheet in a Premier League away match (courtesy of a 3-0 win at Wolves in September 2011).