Sunderland and Newcastle's staggering Premier League wage bills revealed - but where do they rank among the big spenders?
It's often been suggested that the formation of the Premier ushered in an era of big spending - and these figures certainly suggest so.
The data analysts at Bet Victor have calculated - based on data from Companies House - the amount that every top flight club has spent on wages since the league's formation in 1992. There are some staggering expenditures, with Sunderland and Newcastle both ranking highly in the wage bill table. But where exactly do they finish? Scroll down and click through the pages to see where the two North East sides rank among the Premier League's big spenders:
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