Norwich midfielder Gary O'Neil pinpoints two games which could define club’s season

Norwich City

Norwich City sit just one point above the drop zone.

Norwich City midfielder Gary O’Neil has pointed to the club’s two remaining home games against Watford and Manchester United as vital in their bid to avoid the drop, Eastern Daily Press report.

The Canaries suffered a disappointing 3-0 defeat at home to Sunderland on Saturday, a result which allowed the Black Cats and Newcastle United to move within touching distance of the Norfolk club.

With only a handful of games remaining, Bookmaker Sky Bet no longer list Norwich as favourites to stay up as the North East duo both have the opportunity to replace Alex Neil’s side with their games in hand.

Norwich will need to pick up another win or two before the season-end, and midfielder Gary O’Neil has suggested that the games against United and Watford at home could end up defining their season.

“Yes we could be in the bottom three by the next time we play, but there a chance we won’t be too. Those two are down there because they haven’t been winning games, like us,” O’Neil told the EDP.

“It’s going to go to the wire and our two home games will be massive. I know one is against Manchester United but we’ve done OK here against bigger teams and put decent performances in. So that and Watford are going to be key to us.”

Norwich face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in their next encounter, then back-to-back home games against the aforementioned before ending the campaign with a trip to Goodison Park to face Everton.

Of the teams fighting relegation, Newcastle arguably have the more favourable run-in with games against Crystal Palace and Aston Villa remaining but there will be plenty of twists and turns to come.

Watford, despite impressing this season, is a favourable fixture for Norwich and one they simply must win.

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