Newcastle Vs Stoke Highlights
Venue: St. James’ Park
Date: Sunday, 11 March, 2013
Kick off: 15:00 GMT
Stoke recorded a 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture at the Britannia Stadium, Jon Walters and Cameron Jerome scoring in the final nine minutes to complete a comeback win.
The Potters are looking to complete the Premier League double over Newcastle for the second time in three seasons, having also done it in 2010-11.
Newcastle have won their last two matches at St James’ Park, scoring seven goals in the process.
The north-east club have kept just one clean sheet in their last 10 league games, conceding 23 goals during this period.
The Magpies have 30 points from 28 matches this season – 14 points fewer than at this stage of last season.
Newcastle have had five different French players score for them this season – only Arsenal (eight in 2002-03 and six in 2008-09) have had more French scorers in a single Premier League season.
Moussa Sissoko has scored three goals in two Premier League matches at St James’ Park.
Stoke have the worst Premier League record in 2013 – picking up four points from eight league matches, and losing six times.
The Potters have suffered 1-0 defeats in three of their last four matches.
They have failed to score in 12 Premier League matches this campaign – more than any other club in the division. They have not scored in their last two league matches, and have not gone three without a goal in the same season since December 2009.
Tony Pulis’s side have conceded in each of their last 10 games – they kept clean sheets in half of their opening 18 league matches.