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The relegation will be televised

5 years ago

The final live TV matches are always announced late and whatever happens, the 2015/16 relegation will be televised.

Sky Sports have now confirmed that the Sunderland v Everton match will go out live on Sky Sports 1 at 7.45pm on Wednesday night.

Any watching Newcastle fans will see United go down, if Sunderland pick up a win.

There are two other fixtures that night and Sky have gone with Liverpool v Chelsea, rather than Norwich v Watford, even though the Canaries could go to within a point of safety (though they are 10 goals worse off than Sunderland) with a win – a defeat would mean they were definitely down and a draw would mean they were realistically down as well, even if Sunderland lost.

The Liverpool v Chelsea match goes out at 8pm on Sky Sports 2 and the only thing to really play for there is Liverpool trying to get closer to a Europa League spot – though of course that would be redundant if they win this season’s Europa League and qualify for the Champions League.

If Sunderland fail to beat Everton on Wednesday, then when the live TV matches are announced for Sunday, it will definitely see both Newcastle v Tottenham and Watford v Sunderland also picked for live coverage.

The third option will surely revolve around whether Norwich still have any hope of survival.

The fight for Champions League qualification between Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United is also a competing interest, although Arsenal are definitely top four (could potentially drop from third to fourth and go into qualifying round rather than group stage), whilst Manchester United have West Ham (live on Sky Sports as well) to play on Tuesday ahead of the final day.

Whatever the Champions League permutations, if Newcastle still have a chance of staying up, then we are certain to be a very popular choice for neutrals to see if we fall to the Championship once again.


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