FA Cup Final preview: A statistical breakdown

MANCHESTER UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 18: General View of The FA Cup trophy during the FA Cup sponsored by E.On Third Round Replay match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the City of Manchester Stadium on January 18 2011 in Manchester England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Ahead of the FA Cup Final this weekend, here is a statistical breakdown for both sides:

Manchester City

City are ranked fourth in the Premier League in terms of record when scoring first: W17 D3 L2, but have won just one of nine when falling behind.

City have won W13 D2 L1 of games where they have led at half-time.

City have scored 12 goals in each of minutes 0-15 and 61-75 and have conceded 11 in minutes 76-90.

City have scored 57% of goals from open play, 19% from set pieces and 15% from penalties.

84% of City's passes are short, with only 11% being long balls.

City concede an average of 14 shots per game and attempt 10 per game.

City's pass completion is 83% and their average possession per game is 53%.

City attack more down each flank (37%) compared to just 26% through the middle.

Stoke

Stoke are unbeaten when scoring first, winning ten and drawing four. However, when the opposition score first their record is W3 D2 L16.

Stoke have won all six games where they have led at half-time.

Stoke have lost ten games by a one goal margin.

Stoke have scored 14 goals in minutes 76-90, but also conceded 10 during that time.

Stoke have scored 41% of goals from open play and 39% from set pieces.

71% of Stoke's passes are short, with 22% of attempts long balls.

Stoke have conceded just two golas in this seasons FA Cup competition.

Stoke concede an average of 14 shots per game and attempt 10 per game.

Stoke's pass completion is only 63% and their average possession per game is just 38%.

Stoke have no real preference in terms of attack: 34% left, 32% centrally and 32% down the right.

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