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Sam Allardyce has made no changes to the Sunderland team for tonight's encounter with Everton.


Sunderland game "can't come quick enough" for Big Sam

Sunderland's decisive match against Everton tonight "can't come quick enough" for manager Sam Allardyce.

The Black Cats could guarantee survival in the Premier League with a win at the Stadium of Light.

A victory for Sunderland would also relegate North East rivals Newcastle United to the Championship.

'Whoever goes down deserves to go down': Pundit on bottom-of-league battle

Steve Wraith, football pundit and long-time Newcastle United fan has said that whichever North East team - Newcastle or Sunderland - is relegated from the Premier League, they will deserve it.

Speaking to ITV News Tyne Tees this lunchtime said both teams had flirted with relegation in recent seasons, and neither truly deserves to stay up.

Here's what he said:

Newcastle and Sunderland would lose £55m if relegated

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley said to the Daily Mirror that there is 'virtually nothing left now' in the club's coffers Credit: PA

Newcastle United and Sunderland stand to lose £55m-£65m if they are relegated from the Premier League at the end of the season according to football finance experts Deloitte.

Deloitte’s Sports Business Group told ITV Tyne Tees that the vast majority of the reduction in income would be due to lost television revenue - around £50m. The rest of the hit would come through losses sustained in matchday and commercial revenues.

Sunderland play Everton tonight: a win would see them stay in the Premier League and would ensure Newcastle are relegated.

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