Man City 0-1 Stoke City Highlights
Stoke City registered their first ever Premier League victory in Manchester as Mame Biram Diouf’s fine solo effort stunned City.
The Senegal international and former United striker raced 70 yards before slotting under Joe Hart.
City could have had a late penalty but Yaya Toure was booked for diving.
Stoke had lost all 12 previous matches at the Etihad Stadium and Old Trafford and manager Mark Hughes will savour this victory at his former club.
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Venue: Etihad Stadium
Date: Saturday, 30 August, 2014
Kick off: 15:00 GMT.
Manchester City have won seven successive league games at home to Stoke, including all six previous encounters in the Premier League without conceding a goal.
Stoke’s last top-flight away win in this fixture came in September 1980. Their most recent victory at Manchester City was in October 1997 when Ray Wallace scored the only goal in the second tier.
Their solitary subsequent league victory in 15 attempts home and away came at the Britannia Stadium in January 2009 (W1, D5, L9).
Manchester City have managed seven consecutive league wins – two shy of their club record, set in 1912.
They have scored twice or more in each of their last 10 league matches.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side scored 63 league goals at home last season, more than 15 of the 20 Premier League clubs managed in total.
The defending champions have won 23 of their last 26 Premier League home games (D1, L2).
Stoke have failed to keep a clean sheet for 12 consecutive Premier League away matches.
They had the joint-fourth worst away record in the top flight last season, with 14 points from 19 games. However, eight of those points came in their last five away fixtures of 2013-14.
Stoke’s ninth-place finish last season was their highest in the top flight since 1975. They had never previously finished higher than 11th in the Premier League.
Stephen Ireland played 138 Premier League matches for Manchester City between 2005 and 2010.