Alan Shearer reacts after Newcastle 'mess up' at Villa Park '“ and Sunderland take advantage
Alan Shearer has reacted to Newcastle United's disastrous draw at Villa Park.
The club is 1/16 to be relegated from the Premier League after this afternoon's goalless draw against Aston Villa.
Sunderland twice came from behind to beat Chelsea 3-2 at the Stadium of Light and climb out of the relegation zone, while Norwich City were beaten 1-0 by Manchester United.
Newcastle, in 18th place, are a point behind Sam Allardyce's side, who will relegate them if they beat Everton on Wednesday night.
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Shearer, manager the last time the club was relegated in 2009, reacted to the afternoon's results on Twitter.
The Match of the Day pundit tweeted: "Norwich result opened the door out of relegation @SunderlandAFC emphatically took the chance while @nufc messed up. Advantage @SunderlandAFC."
Shearer also congratulated Middlesbrough on their promotion to the Premier League.