We always knew Papiss Cisse was good, but he has struggled for most of the season when he was playing alongside Demba Ba – and it’s clear the styles of the two Senegal strikers just didn’t mesh at all.
Papiss Cisse hits home Newcastle’s second goal yesterday
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We were sorry to lose Demba Ba in early January, but it’s clear that both Moussa Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran all seem to be on the same wavelength with Papiss, and we have a feeling there will be a lot more goals in this team for the Senegal striker this season, now we are playing with a lot more flair, and have some great attacking players in the side,.
But yesterday’s goal – the second goal for Newcastle scored by Papiss Cisse was just fabulous – and it’s another magic one from Cisse.
Alan Pardew was clear it was Shearer-esque in its magic:
“It was a wonder-goal, an Alan Shearer-type moment, from Cisse. That’s one of the goals that will certainly get into Papiss Cisse’s top 10, that’s for sure.”
“As soon as he hit it, you sensed it was in. He has got that in him, Papiss, he can get all types of goals. But it was a really great one today, fantastic.”
And Cisse hit it direct from a Rob Elliot free kick, so we suppose that’s an assist for the stand-in Newcastle goalkeeper, who had a solid game for the Magpies yesterday in his very first Premier League start.
Here’s the video of the goal – another fantastic strike for Newcastle from Papiss Cisse – and he now has 8 goals this season – with 6 in the Premier League – so that’s 21 goals in 47 appearances, since he joined us just over a year ago from SC Freiburg for around £8M.
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