The most significant match at the bottom of the Premiership last night saw Newcastle United beat Aston Villa 2-1 at Villa Park to win their first away game of the season and ease their relegation fears.

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In the wake of that vital result, the Magpies are now 5/1 for the drop (out from 3/1 prior to the match) and as short as 9/100 to survive.

That is in stark contrast to the Villans, who are 31/50 to be playing Championship football next season (23/10 to avoid the drop).

Villa are now in serious trouble after Wigan Athletic came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Stoke City at the Britannia stadium.

The Latics are 13/10 to be relegated and 11/20 to be playing Premier League football next year.

Elsewhere, Sunderland drew 0-0 with Swansea City at the Stadium of Light and if you think the Black Cats can get dragged into a relegation battle, you can get 25/1 on Martin O’Neill’s side going down.