Can Norwich help equal a rare Premier League statistic for a second time?.

Premier League promoted trio could be set to match incredible feat

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Bournemouth, Norwich City and Watford could be close to equalling an achievement which has been done just twice in the history of the Premier League.

The Premier League is a much-talked about subject and only twice have all three promoted teams from the previous season survived their first campaign in the top-flight. This first occurred back in the 2001/02 season when Fulham, Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers secured back-to-back seasons in the promise-land.

In the 2001/02 season, ironically, this seasons likely winners Leicester City finished rock bottom, twelve points from safety. Ipswich Town were also relegated despite finishing fifth the season before and Derby County followed the Tractor Boys down to the second tier.


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For the second time, Swansea City, Queens Park Rangers and Norwich survived in the 2011/12 season which was remembered for Sergio Aguero's last-minute title-winning antics.

Bournemouth and Watford are in no real threat of relegation this season with both teams enjoying exemplary first seasons in the Premier League, but for Norwich, they have a much tougher task on their hand to equal the achievements of 2001/02 and 2011/12.

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Norwich are currently a place above the relegation zone in 17th and after a crucial win against relegation rivals Newcastle United last week at Carrow Road, they're four points clear. However, the Mapgies do have a game in hand.

Alex Neil's men have a real mixed bag of fixtures which includes a mouth-watering relegation battle against Sunderland at Carrow Road a week on Saturday.

The Canaries have a good chance of securing Premier League football for next year, with a potentially season-defining win against Newcastle under their belt, and if they can end the season outside the bottom three then they could help add a fantastic achievement to a Premier League season of shocks and surprises.

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