Don Hutchison offers his verdict on Premier League relegation battle

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Newcastle United, Sunderland and Norwich City are fighting to avoid the drop to the Championship.

Former Sunderland midfielder Don Hutchison has suggested on social networking site Twitter that this weekend could be defining in the Premier League relegation battle.

Newcastle United, Sunderland and Norwich City are in danger of finishing in the bottom three along with Aston Villa, who look set for relegation to the Championship at the end of the season.

The Magpies will take on Norwich away from home at Carrow Road on Saturday afternoon, while the Black Cats will face West Bromwich Albion at the Stadium of Light.

Hutchison has suggested on Twitter that if Newcastle and Sunderland lose their respective matches this weekend, then they could be relegated for sure.

Newcastle and Sunderland are two of the biggest clubs in England, but both of them could get relegated to the Championship at the end of the season.

While under new manager Rafael Benitez there have been some encouraging signs, the Magpies need to put together a run of positive results.

The same goes for Sunderland, who are better defensively than the Magpies but are not scoring enough goals.

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