Leeds United travel to Stoke City for the first time in more than 12 years this afternoon with the two clubs set to meet at the bet365 Stadium in-front of a near-sell-out crowd.

The match sees new Stoke City boss Nathan Jones take charge of the club for the first time on home soil in the Sky Bet Championship while Leeds United will be happy to do the talking on the pitch after the recent ‘spygate’ drama.

Ahead of the match, we take a look at some of the numbers which represent past matches between Stoke City and Leeds United.

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45 – Leeds United have won 45 of their 91 meetings with Stoke City. The Potters have been victorious on just 28 occasions

28,000 – More than 28,000 fans will attend this afternoon’s match at the bet365 Stadium, an attendance which should beat the club’s previous best of the season of 28,160 recorded against Birmingham City in October

6 – The Whites’ number six Liam Cooper scored his side’s third goal against Stoke City at Elland Road in August to ease the nerves as Leeds United recorded a 3-1 win

5 – Despite Leeds United’s comfortable winning margin when the two sides last met in August, both sides recorded five shots on target during that match

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54 – Former Leeds United defender Ugo Ehiogu scored a 54th-minute own goal as The Whites were defeated 3-1 on their last visit to Stoke City in December 2006

4 – There have been four goals scored in each of the last three meetings between Stoke City and Leeds United

11 – Number 11 Eddie Lewis scored the only goal the last time Leeds United won at Stoke City in December 2005

1920 – The first meeting between these two sides came in November 1920 as Stoke City beat Leeds United 4-0 in The Potteries

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36 – Stoke City and Leeds United last met at the top level of the English game more than 36 years ago. All league meetings since 1982 have been in the second tier

19 – The two sides are separated by 19 points in the league table. Leeds United go into the match as league leaders while Stoke City currently occupy 15th position

The match is scheduled to kick-off at the traditional time of 3pm.

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I am Dan Pentland a writer and reporter for The72 and Chelsea Presser websites and editor and owner of FAWSL Full-Time magazine. Regularly reporting from EFL matches, FAWSL fixtures and various internationals. Completed the 92 in 2015! Contact me on Twitter @danpentlandpcuk or via E-mail [email protected]