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After Norwich City's defeat Villa need to win this afternoon to avoid relegation

Aston Villa now need to win in today's away game to avoid relegation from the Premier League after a Sunderland 3-0 Norwich City score.

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It means Villa could now be in the second tier for the first time since 1987.

However, caretaker boss Eric Black said they will ignore events at Norwich in their match against Manchester United at Old Trafford this afternoon.

He said:

I didn't know the Norwich result (last week) until I'd spoken to the players in the dressing room because I wasn't interested. I really wasn't.

I know people will automatically say: 'You should have been interested because we're going down'. But I was only interested in what we'd done on the Saturday and that will be the same this Saturday, no matter what the (Norwich) result is.

– Eric Black

Aston Villa relegated after defeat at Old Trafford

Villa Park Credit: PA

Aston Villa's relegated from the Barclays Premier League has been confirmed after a 0-1 defeat against Manchester United.

It means Villa will now be in the second tier for the first time since 1987.

But they will be playing in the second tier next season after Marcus Rashford's first-half goal sealed their fate.

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