But on Saturday they visit a Crystal Palace side who are unbeaten at home this season and only two points behind them in the table.
For more on this and all the must-know stats for Matchweek 9, read on. To see the head-to-head records, click on the fixtures.
Newcastle United are aiming for back-to-back wins in the Premier League for the first time since April, and both of their victories this season have been 1-0 triumphs against teams from last season's top six.
Since the start of last season, no player has created more chances from set-pieces than the 50 of James Maddison, while only three clubs have conceded more non-penalty goals from set-pieces than Burnley's 16.
Danny Ings can score in three consecutive Premier League appearances for the first time since January 2015, but the Southampton striker has lost all three matches in which he's netted this term, more than any other player.
Hodgson is the only English manager to have beaten Guardiola in a league match. Hodgson's Palace won 3-2 at Etihad Stadium in December 2018, a year after his team also ended City's competition record run of 18 consecutive wins.
Manchester United are unbeaten in their last five home Premier League matches against Liverpool (W3 D2) and won 1-0 at Old Trafford in 1996 the last time they faced a Reds side who were top of the table.