Norwich City legend tweets importance of Sunderland clash

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Darren Eadie believes the relegation match-up with Sunderland could prove to be vital in the history of the East Anglian club.

Norwich City legend Darren Eadie has taken to social media site Twitter to proclaim the upcoming clash with relegation rivals Sunderland is "probably the biggest six pointer" in the club's history.

Following a return to form in the Premier League with seven points from a possible nine, the Canaries were beaten 1-0 by out-of-sorts Crystal Palace on Saturday, with the Eagles recording their first league win in 2016.

Norwich now sit four points and one place above upcoming opponents Sunderland in the first relegation position, however, Alex Neil's men have played one game more than the Black Cats.

With just five domestic games still to play until the season is completed, anxiety is growing at the bottom of the table with several teams sweating on their top-flight future.

With a bumper TV deal set to be introduced ahead of the 2016-17 Premier League campaign, clubs are desperate to avoid dropping into the Championship and former midfield play-maker Eadie believes Norwich's next match will play a critical role in the outcome of their season.

Replying to player-turned-pundit Robbie Savage, Eadie claimed the match may have a long-lasting effect in the club's future prospects. 

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