Alan Pardew was very happy with the performance of his side this afternoon, when the lads beat a good Southampton side 4-2
A happy looking Alan Pardew after the win today
It was the first time Newcastle had scored four goals all season, and it was the first win by more than one goal in the league by Newcastle since we hammered a 10 man Wigan side 3-0 on December 3rd.
Alan Pardew was delighted to beat one of his former clubs, and he had this to say to Sky Sports after the game:
“The French players were terrific.” “The English players were very good, too. But the new arrivals have put us in good shape.
“Six weeks ago we certainly wouldn’t have beaten Southampton. But now we look like a different team.”
“Debuchy was absolutely magnificent.” “That is why we tracked him for so long, as we didn’t want to miss out on a talent like that.”
Both Mathieu Debuchy and Cheick Tiote had excellent games today, and Alan Pardew now has a lot of players challenging for starting positions in the first team – which is exactly what we need.
And of course just an absolutely fabulous goal from Papiss Cisse today, and that will do his confidence a lot of good, because Papiss has been playing well – and has a great understanding developing with Moussa Sissoko.
Things in the Newcastle garden are starting to look very good at the moment with four wins in the last six games, since the new French contingent arrived on Tyneside last month.
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