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Not so fast: Sunderland, Newcastle muddle relegation picture; Villa down

Newcastle United v Swansea City - Premier League

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - APRIL 16: Andros Townsend of Newcastle United celebrates with team mates after scoring his sides third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Swansea City at St James’ Park on April 16, 2016 in Newcastle, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

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Well, well, well, what do we have here?

Sunderland’s demolition of Norwich City at Carrow Road was met by Newcastle United taking their chances in a 3-0 win over Swansea City, as both Northeast sides claimed life lines in the Premier League on Saturday.

[ MORE: Watch full PL match replays ]

Aston Villa lost to Manchester United to confirm its place in the Championship next season, a harbinger of what’s to come for two of the other three fighters.

Norwich -- 34 GP -- 8W-7D-19L, -25 GD
Sunderland -- 33 GP -- 7W-9D-17L, -18 GD
Newcastle United -- 33 GP -- 7W-7D-19L, -26 GD
Aston Villa -- 34 GP -- 3W-7D-24L, -42 GD

Newcastle makes up its match-in-hand on Norwich City when its hosts Manchester City on Tuesday at St. James Park.

Here are the remaining fixtures for the three endangered sides:


during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Sunderland at Carrow Road on April 16, 2016 in Norwich, England.

Stephen Pond

April 24 vs. Arsenal
April 30 at Stoke City
May 7 vs. Chelsea
May 11 vs. Everton
May 15 at Watford

Newcastle United
Tuesday vs. Man City
April 23 at Liverpool
April 30 vs. Crystal Palace
May 7 at Aston Villa
May 15 vs. Tottenham

Norwich City
April 30 at Arsenal
May 7 vs. Manchester United
May 11 vs. Watford
May 15 at Everton

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