Alan Shearer reacts after Newcastle 'mess up' at Villa Park '“ and Sunderland take advantage
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.
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.