Date: 9th May 2012 at 6:43pm
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This was pointed out by Holte End Hero in the forum:

Martin Tyler on www.skysports.com

He was asked by a Villa fan:

Martin. I was looking at the Premier League table and noticed that Aston Villa are safe, despite only winning seven matches (so far). Has anybody ever won fewer games than this and survived? Also, QPR and Bolton have won 10 games each and could still go down. What’s the most wins from a relegated side? Mark (Aston Villa fan)

The answer:

In the history of the Premier League we have only seen one side win fewer games than Aston Villa have this season and still retain their top-flight status. That was the West Brom side of 2004/05, which only managed six wins all season and yet climbed out of the relegation zone on the final day to finish 17th with 34 points. If Aston Villa fail to beat Norwich on Sunday then they will become the second team in Premier League history to survive with less than eight wins.

Fewest wins and survived in the Premier League:

SIX WINS 2004/05: West Brom (finished 17th)

The rest of the stats: www.skysports.com