Never mind Manchester United, Liverpool and the rest, just what has happened with Man City v Newcastle in this modern era?
We all know of course that recent years have seen them become Title contenders but just how did this rot set in so long ago?
These are just some of the vital statistics of Man City v Newcastle in the Premier League in recent times:
Newcastle last scored a goal in December 2012 – Demba Ba in 3-1 home defeat
Newcastle last scored at the Etihad in November 2011 – Dan Gosling in 3-1 defeat
Newcastle last got a point in October 2008 – Shola and an OG on 2-2 draw
Newcastle last got a draw away in November 2006 – 0-0 draw
Newcastle last won in October 2005 – Michael Owen scoring in 1-0 win
Newcastle last won away Sept 2000 – Shearer scoring in a 1-0 win
Man City have won the last 10 matches (home and away)
In these last 10 matches Man City have scored 27 goals
In the last 10 Newcastle have scored 5 goals