Manchester City have won their last four Premier League games against Tottenham Hotspur – they have never won five consecutive league games against them, with this their 141st meeting.
Spurs have taken just four points from their last nine Premier League visits to the Etihad Stadium against Manchester City (W1 D1 L7).
Manchester City haven’t lost their opening home league match in a top-flight season since 1989-90 against Southampton – they are unbeaten in 24 matches since (W16 D8 L0).
Spurs lost their last six away Premier League matches of the 2018-19 season – they haven’t lost seven in a row since December 2000 under George Graham.
When conceding no more than one goal in a Premier League match, Manchester City are unbeaten in 83 Premier League games since a 0-1 loss at Liverpool in December 2016.
Tottenham had more shots than any other Premier League side on MD1 (31). 18 of these efforts came in the 26 minutes Christian Eriksen was on the pitch (58%).
Man City’s Sergio Aguero has scored 96 Premier League goals at the Etihad Stadium. One more will see him go joint-third with Alan Shearer and St James’ Park for most Premier League goals scored at a specific stadium.
Raheem Sterling – who scored a hat-trick on the opening weekend – has been directly involved in six goals in his last six games for Man City against Spurs in all competitions (5 goals, 1 assist), including netting four in his last three against them at the Etihad.
Mauricio Pochettino was the first manager to win away from home against Pep Guardiola in a league match, doing so in February 2009 with Espanyol against Barcelona – the only manager to win two away league games against him is José Mourinho.
Spurs striker Harry Kane failed to score in any of his first 14 Premier League games in August but has since netted in his last three games in the month (four goals), scoring with four of his last five shots on target after failing with his first 10.
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