In one of the best games witnessed at St. James’ Park fr many a long day, a delighted Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was full of praise for his Newcastle team, and especially for new-boy Moussa Sissoko, who scored two second half goals after Newcastle went down 2-1 – and won the game for the Magpies, and Moussa made some breathtaking runs at the Chelsea defense in that second half.
Moussa Sissoko after scoring late winner
Moussa Sissoko was again the Newcastle hero on his home debut, and this lad is fast becoming a God on Tyneside – and he’s only played two games.
This is what Alan Pardew said immediately after the game this afternoon, in the first back to back league wins for Newcastle this season:
“The whole team was magnificent but it would be silly to ignore the fact that Sissoko announced his presence in the game, not just with his technical quality but his power. It’s been something that’s been missing from the team.
“I don’t have to say too much – his performance spoke for itself.” “It was undoubtedly the game of the season.” “I don’t think we’re going to better that between now and the end. It was a fabulous game. It’s a massive win for us today.”
“When you’re against a top side it’s important to put them off their stride and show no fear and put them under pressure and we did that really well in the first half.”
“Perhaps we should have scored earlier, from Papiss Cisse, but we got the goal.” “We had an intelligence about us today.” “You see the injection a lift can give. The injection of players, the injection of a win. It was a fabulous game.”
There’s no doubt that the influx of French pllyers has had a massive positive impact on the Newcastle squad and the Newcastle team, and while Sissoko will rightly get the headlines – every single Newcastle player today played their hearts out for the side – and with this kind of commitment and classy play – we could climb the table rapidly in the last 13 games of the season.
And so far we’ve won two of our 15 Cup finals – so far so good..
It was simply an unbelievable performance from Newcastle today and Chelsea weren’t too bad either, in what was a thrilling second half – with both teams going all out for the win.
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