After Newcastle’s stunning win at Stamford Bridge tonight – Newcastle’s first win there since 1986, Alan Pardew hailed the brilliant Papiss Cisse, the scorer of Newcastle’s two great goals.
Papiss Cisse goes into orbit after fantastic second goal in stoppage time
And with the referee awarding Chelsea 10 minutes of stoppage time with Newcastle 1-0 up – it would have been 15 minutes if Newcastle had been 2-0 up – Papiss Cisse hit his and Newcastle’s second goal in stunning and sensational style.
And I use my words carefully.
It will be a candidate for the goal of the season, as the Senegal man sent a curling right foot shot from the left wing, over the Chelsea goalkeeper and into the net.
Cisse’s first goal was terrific, when he was set up by young Davide Santon, and his second was even better.
After the game a delighted Newcastle manager Al;an Pardew told Sky Sports:
“I actually thought we were going to win 1-0 with our 15th clean sheet of the season, but the goal was special.”
“It sums him up. He feels he is just going to score whenever he is near the goal.”
Newcastle were disappointing and poor on Saturday at Wigan, but they more than atoned tonight, with an excellent display.
It was one of the best performances of the season from the Magpies, who remain in 5th place tied on 65 points with Tottenham, with Spurs easily beat Bolton 4-1 at the Reebok tonight.
But now Newcastle are 4 points ahead of Chelsea, and could finish 5th top, which should mean we go straight into the group stages of the Europa League.
Yes I know – we can also finish 4th top – so we will now need to beat Manchester City on Sunday.
But it will probably be without the great Cheick Tiote, who was carried off on a stretcher in the second half, with no news on how bad the injury is.
A terrific show by this talented and gutsy Newcastle team tonight, and they deserve immense credit for what they achieved tonight, against a strong Chelsea side.