Sensational Sissoko Wins It For Newcastle


In what was simply a sensational game today at St. James Park, in front of a packed house, Newcastle went ahead 1-0 by half time with a superb headed goal from Jonas Gutierrez, but then two excellent strikes from Frank Lampard and Mata gave Chelsea the lead, but then Moussa Sissoko – the great Moussa Sissoko – came back with two great goals for Newcastle – on his home debut – and he got the winner on 90 minutes and Newcastle fans erupted as a new Newcastle hero was born.

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Jonas Gutierrez after scoring great first goal for Magpies

Today’s game is one of those that will go down in the annals of Newcastle United history as one of the really memorable games, and the Magpies beat the reigning European Champions 3-2, after coming from behind in the second half.

And Davide Santon had another excellent game and set up Jonas’s first goal after 41 minutes, and then the winner on 90 minutes that Sissoko slotted home with his right foot, and there were sensational scenes on the field, as the players rushed to the sidelines celebrating a fantastic comeback from this spirited Newcastle side.

And Moussa Sissoko is quickly becoming a super-hero on Tyneside, as he was once again magnificent – especially after Newcastle went 2-1 behind – but none of these Newcastle players ever give up, and Newcastle won their second league game in a row – for the first time this season and it’s now only the 4th league win in the last 15 games.

Newcastle played some great attacking football in the first half, with Cisse unlucky not to score a couple of times, and then after 32 minutes Demba Ba should really have scored, but he missed with a follow up header, after Krul had blocked his shot, and he was caught by Coloccini’s foot and seemed to have broken his nose.

Ba tried to carry on but he was taken off and replaced by Fernando Torres.

At the half it was 1-0 to Newcastle and our lads deserved to be in the lead.

But then two great goals from Chelsea in just 7 minutes put them ahead in this game, and it was Frank Lampard after 61 minutes who rifled the ball home from nothing, and then Mata hit another fabulous goal – and there’s not to much you can do to stop those kind of shots.

So amazingly Newcastle found themselves 2-1 behind – which has been far too familiar in the second half of late.

But the heads didn’t drop in the black and white shirts, and then a great team goal from Newcastle after 68 minutes, as Cisse put a great ball through to the pacy and very impressive Gouffran on the halfway line, and Yoan’s speed took him clear of the Chelsea defense, and his shot was blocked by Cech, but it was that man Sissoko who slotted the ball home and it was 2-2.

This was a French connection goal of the highest quality.

And then on 72 minutes if was Sissoko on the right wing who went steaming past Ashley Cole – and put in a tremendous shot that Cech just managed to push wide – a simply amazing run by Moussa “powerhouse” Sissoko – who looked like a man possessed in the second half – as the sell-out Newcastle crowd were raising the roof at St. James’ Park.

It was now end to end stuff with both teams going for the win, and then on 90 minutes another fine run down the left by Davide Santon – and his pull back found Moussa Sissoko, and the 6’2″ Frenchman coolly put the ball – and then there were amazing scenes after the winner from both the crowd and the Newcastle players – as the whole team and subs celebrated on the sidelines.

We may have to have a lot more French days at the training center at Benton after this fantastic performance from our French players. 😀

Newcastle held on but with only seconds left of the four minutes added time Chelsea were unlucky not to equalize as Steven Taylor blocked the shot that was goal-bound.

This was a magnificent win in which all three Frenchman who started the game played really well – and Sissoko is fast becoming not only a star for Newcastle – but a star of the Premier League.

This lad was born to play for Newcastle United.

A truly fantastic win for Newcastle United today and we are now still in 15th place but now 6 points above the drop zone.

Feel so proud tonight – Newcastle were truly magnificent today.

Howay The Lads!!

Teams:

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; James Perch, Yohan Cabaye; Jonas Gutierrez, Moussa Sissoko (Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa 90), Yoan Gouffran (Sylvain Marveaux 84); Papiss Cisse
Subs not used: Rob Elliot, Gael Bigirimana, Vurnon Anita, Gabriel Obertan, Shola Ameobi

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech; Branislav Ivanovic, Gary Cahill, John Terry (c), Ashley Cole; Ramires, Frank Lampard; Oscar, Juan Mata, Ryan Bertrand; Demba Ba (Fernando Torres 42)
Subs not used: Ross Turnbull, Paulo Ferreira, Cesar Azpilicueta, Nathan Ake, Yossi Benayoun, Marko Marin

Referee: Howard Webb (Yorkshire)
Bookings: Newcastle – Perch (45); Chelsea – Ramires (30), Cole (62), Mata (90)
Attendance: 52,314 (2,839 Chelsea) – complete sell-out

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106 comments so far

  • allyallalls

    Feb 2, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #2

    . First come from behind win in 27 months

    . Sissoko shows how much of a beast he is

    . Ba gets a kicking for abandoning NUFC

    . Judas Remy tears his groin for QPR

    Carlsberg don’t do match days but if they did 🙂

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  • toonking

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #3

    what we should do is in the next home game show a banner to ashley saying thanks for the improvement you have made to the team

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  • MykToonFan

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #4

    Four Frenchmen started – Debuchy, Cabaye, Gouffran, Sissoko.

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  • yo-yo

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #5

    Pardew’s substitutions were totally pathetic today.
    We’re 1-0 up and he didn’t put Shola on ?
    How did Cisse not get subbed for Mbiwa ?
    How some he left Gouffy on so long when we desperately needed another DM to hold that slender lead ?
    Pathetic

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  • clinath@ed

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #6

    Though I wholeheartedly agree that HBA, Marveau, Anita, and Mbiwa are more technically gifted footballers than there counterparts in the team….there inclusion will not necessary result in a better team!

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  • rainrix

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #7

    Looks like cisses getting a bit of stick but tbh im not worried. Id be worried if he wasnt getting into good positions but he is and he is getting shots in unlike earlier in the season. Plus he had an absolutly bital part in the 2nd goal. He will improve, the goals will come especially with so much more quality around him now.

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  • Pardews Parsnip Bonce

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #8

    where’s alf? i want to be able to tell him to f**k off lol

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #9

    I voted Sissoko as MOTM (surprise) but it was close between Cabaye, Colo and Saylor. Truly brilliant performance from the team today, and what a team they looked.

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  • yo-yo

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #10

    Toonking

    previous thread @ 57 🙂

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #11

    rainrix

    Agreed. He’s still contributing and that’s the main thing. It’ll come for him. Last thing he needs is everyone getting on his case.

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  • clinath@ed

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #12

    ALF = Allez Les Francais?

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  • jeraziah

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #13

    What a game, and what a player Sissoko is!

    Oh please let Ivory Coast lose the quarter so we get Tiote back. Perch is doing a decent job but he is not in the same class as the other players atm.

    With Ben Arfa and Tiote in our starting eleven will be very exciting to follow!

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  • Pardews Parsnip Bonce

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #14

    cisse looked fine. always sniffing around and offside less. he’s a bit.like totti for offsides but when he does get in he’s dangerous

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #15

    Cisse is linking up, passing and assisting 100 times better than he was with Ba.

    That’s not a slur on Ba, since he’s a wonderful player, but it was obviously that he didn’t really click with not just Cisse, but a lot of our team. Most of his goals were solo wondergoals rather than the result of team play.

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  • ajcrawfs

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #16

    @yo-yo how can you say the subs were bad? We won!

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  • Krul to be Kind

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #17

    what about mbiwa coming into midfield to see games out in the last 2, i remember hearing SBR once say that when he brings centre halves through he puts them into the middle of the pitch to help learn the game, maybe pards is easing MYM in he may be the one that needs to adjust, i alwas feel that centre halves need eased in as the relationship with your partner and keeper is the most important on the pitch, he was just unlucky Saylor came back last game but it also gives us an option

    thoughts?

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  • GeordieDan

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #18

    GEEETTTTTTTIIIINNNNN!!!!!!!!!!

    Fantastic effort from the lads. What a game. What a win!

    Sissoko is an absolute beast and could’t be happier with that performance.

    Well done NUFC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Pardews Parsnip Bonce

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #19

    @13 counterpoint tote is one of the reasons our defence looked poor this season. severely out of form

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  • ajcrawfs

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #20

    Santon was second best player behind sissoko, he got two very good assists today

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  • GeordieDan

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #21

    yo-yo>

    😀

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #22

    my ratings
    krul 7
    debuchy 7
    sailor 8
    Colo 8
    santon 9.5
    perch 7
    guti 8
    Cabaye 7
    sisoko 10
    goofy 8.5
    cisse 6.5

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  • Krul to be Kind

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #23

    aj – relax – you will learn that yoyo is 1 of our more sarcastic posters, it is needed to ease tensions! 😉

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #24

    Great team performance today. Everyone played well. We’ve proved that we can compete with the top teams. A few additions such as Alderweireld, Benteke, Belhanda etc will take us to the next level, which is champions league football.

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  • toonking

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #25

    yoyo
    sorry mate i can see your sarcasm now

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #26

    Hahahah, the flood lights have went out at Craven Cottage 🙂

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #27

    I see Benitez thinks Colo on Ba should have been a red card and a penalty.

    Of course he does, ahaha.

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  • MUTINYbyLEMONS

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #28

    HE is BIG, he is FRENCH, his football is IMMENSE…MOUSSA SISSOKO

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  • Krul to be Kind

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #29

    kasabian coming on stage at craven cottage

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  • Robby Bobson

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #30

    Lets cheer on nigeria tomorrow and hope hatem is back soon!

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  • Robby Bobson

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #31

    toondownsouth…but ramires two footed on jonas was a fair tackle probably.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #32

    @ Krul

    Maybe MJ is coming back from the dead with his statue outside the stadium 🙂

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  • Krul to be Kind

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #33

    PBC – rofl

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #34

    Thank God for the French Foreign Legion. Very good win. There is a points “glut” in the table just ahead of us now. A win next week, with other games going for us could see us really start to move up the table away from the danger zone.Great resolve coming back after falling behind.

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  • Scouse_geordie

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #35

    I wonder if check will be on tonight to have his usual go at pardews tactics and how Jonas should never step foot on the pitch again….might have trouble spooning his usual speal today

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  • dinosaur

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #36

    To be fair Ba contributed himself to his nose job by bending his head and trunk downwards towards the ball, which is also where Colo’s foot happened to be.

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  • lesh

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #37

    Jonas back in the good books now is he?

    Not long ago it was Obertan and recently it’s been Shola and most recently it’s been Jonas to be singled out. Why oh why are the supposed most knowledgable supports in the world resorting to such childish behaviour? It’s pathetic and the scapegoaters need to get out more and grow up.

    And clinath@ed – ALF = Allez Les Francais?

    Given his stupid racist comments, I’d suggest Alf wit to be more appropriate?

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #38

    Robby

    I forgot about that :O

    At the time I was absolute furious. Ramires has been filthy lately, could have broken Wilshere’s leg last week.

    I don’t mind Benitez, and I actually do rate him as a manager, but he won’t make any friends amongst the Chelsea fans by making excuses like that.

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  • Mund30

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #39

    Fantastic win today, not one weakness in the whole team amazing performance.

    Finally looks like we have turned a corner, any other game prior to the last 2 we would of lost, heads would of went down and that would of been that. But that was a different team out there today and every player gave it there all.

    Sissoko what a beast and what a way to end ure home debut truly astonishing, i nearly passed out with the amount of screaming and going crazy with celebration. Cant wait to see Tiote back and Ben Arfa, quite frightening to think what a team that is. Also Gouffran impressed me a hell of alot great performance.

    HWTL

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  • proudtobageordie

    Feb 2, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #40

    where are all the pardew and jonas haters tonight.jonas outstanding today. amazing what a bit of confidence does. well done pards decisions spot on today. now he is earning his crust. IN PARDEW WE TRUST

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