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ESPN FC  By Dale Johnson

Premier League relegation battle: Newcastle, Norwich City, Sunderland

Aston Villa were relegated to the Championship three weeks ago following a 1-0 defeat at Manchester United.

That leaves two places, and three teams are fighting for their Premier League survival. 

Sunderland (17th; 35 points)
Remaining games: Everton (h), Watford (a)
SPI odds to be relegated: 9.7 percent

Sunderland's win at home to Chelsea means their destiny is in their own hands, and they are now odds-on favourites to avoid relegation.

Their superior goal difference means they need two points from their remaining two games to stay up, but they can settle it with a victory at home to Everton on Wednesday evening when they play their game in hand on Newcastle.

Newcastle United (18th; 34 points)
Remaining game: Tottenham (h)
SPI odds to be relegated: 92 percent

Newcastle's failure to win at Aston Villa, who had lost 10 games in a row beforehand, looks sure to have consigned them to relegation.

They now have to beat Tottenham on the final day, and hope Sunderland pick up no more than a point from their final two matches.

Jack Colback is crestfallen during the 0-0 draw at Aston Villa.

Norwich City (20th; 31 points)
Remaining games: Watford (h), Everton (a)
SPI odds to be relegated: 98.4 percent

Norwich are now all but relegated after defeat at home to Manchester United and Sunderland's victory over Chelsea. 

The Canaries must now win both of their remaining games, while hoping Sunderland pick up no more than a point. It would then be close between themselves and Newcastle if the Magpies beat Spurs, as both would be on 37 points. 

Dale Johnson has been an editor and journalist at ESPN for 18 years. You can follow him on Twitter @dalejohnsonESPN.


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