Relegation: Too good to go down?

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Newcastle's star-studded side will be fighting for their Premier League status this Sunday - but as history proves - no team is too good to go down.

For much of the season pundits have suggested that there is too much quality in the side for them to be relegated, and with the likes of Michael Owen, Mark Viduka, Obafemi Martins, Jonas Gutierrez and Damien Duff lining up in the black and white, you can see their point.

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The same could almost be said of Sunderland who could also be relegated this weekend. The Black Cats have spent big and boast stars such as Craig Gordon, Kenwyne Jones and Anton Ferdinand in their side.

But as this guide illustrates, the reality of relegation does not care about illustrious histories or star-studded teams - all that matters is which sides are in the bottom three come the final whistle on the last day of the season.