Dalglish backs Newcastle to send Hull down

Former Newcastle United boss Kenny Dalglish believes his old club will catch Hull City and save themselves from the drop. Asked about Newcastle's hopes, he said: "I think they'll stay up.

Former Newcastle United boss Kenny Dalglish believes his old club will catch Hull City and save themselves from the drop.

Asked about Newcastle's hopes, he said: "I think they'll stay up.

"I think it was a difficult game against Pompey and maybe if either Obafemi Martins or Michael Owen put their chances away, they could've been sitting there with three points.

"Obviously a goal gives everyone a bit of confidence.

"They've got two home games left - Bolton and Middlesbrough. If they win those two, they've got 37 points.

"Look at Hull. If they get three points against Bolton, it'll be them on 37. I don't see too many points coming for either Newcastle or Hull apart from that so Newcastle would stay up on goal difference."

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