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West Brom boss Sam Allardyce: Premier League trying to get us relegated

West Brom boss Sam Allardyce has hit out at the Premier League's fixture chiefs.

Allardyce's side host Newcastle United on Sunday at midday, just 60 hours after Thursday night's 1-0 defeat to Everton.

The Toffees game was initially due to be played on March 20 but was moved forward because of Everton's FA Cup quarter-final with Manchester City.

Allardyce said: "We asked if we could play it next Monday and they said no. Then what do we have to do? Play at 12 on Sunday.

"Thank you very much. That's really nice of you at the Premier League, helping us to get relegated or trying to get us relegated. That's how it is. You can ask for different dates or times but any one we asked for has been completely ignored."

Thursday's defeat left the Baggies staring at an immediate return to the Sky Bet Championship.

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