Newcastle facing prospect of nervy £100m Premier League survival play-off game

28 Apr

Benitez has three games left to save Toon from the drop in a desperate battle with Norwich and Sunderland.


A point separates all three with only able to avoid joining rock-bottom Aston Villa in the Championship next season.

Sunderland have a much superior goal diference and with second-bottom Toon and Norwich’s separated by just one, and goals scored by only three, it raises the prospect of a winner-takes-all relegation play-off decider if they both finish above the Black Cats.

Premier League rules state that if two clubs are level on points, goal difference and goals scored, they must face each other in a one-off relegation play-off – with the winner cashing in on tens of millions of pounds in TV and sponsorship revenue.

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Newcastle facing prospect of nervy £100m Premier League survival play-off game

28 Apr

Benitez has three games left to save Toon from the drop in a desperate battle with Norwich and Sunderland.


A point separates all three with only able to avoid joining rock-bottom Aston Villa in the Championship next season.

Sunderland have a much superior goal diference and with second-bottom Toon and Norwich’s separated by just one, and goals scored by only three, it raises the prospect of a winner-takes-all relegation play-off decider if they both finish above the Black Cats.

Premier League rules state that if two clubs are level on points, goal difference and goals scored, they must face each other in a one-off relegation play-off – with the winner cashing in on tens of millions of pounds in TV and sponsorship revenue.

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