That was some emotional celebration that Papiss Cisse had with the fans after his late goal on Sunday against Fulham, and Moussa Sissoko joined him in the stands.
Papiss Cisse – running into the stand on Sunday
Photo taken by Newcastle fan
Cisse had his name taken for celebrating too much but Moussa didn’t – so perhaps the referee missed the fact that the Frenchman was also having a good time after the goal – which of course is against the rules of football. 😀
Papiss Cisse has talked to the local press today:
“It was very good to celebrate the goal for the fans.” “It’s very, very important. The fans were behind us for the whole game – the whole 90 minutes – and they supported me and the team.”
“It can be difficult, so when you score you should go to see the fans.” “I think the gaffer liked the goal – he likes last-minute goals!”
“It happened again to me, and to score in the last minute to help the team take three points is very important for the team. All the fans were happy and the players.”
“Yes, it was my most important goal for Newcastle. The three points were very important.” “All week the gaffer has said how important the win was for the team, the fans and the club.”
“All the players had on their mind was to try, try and try more.” “The start of the game was difficult for the team.” “The second half was better because the team picked up and we stayed strong in the game.”
“In the last minute, our luck changed.” “I scored again in the last minute and I’m happy.”
The goal was a huge relief for everybody associated with Newcastle, and it takes us a nice 5 points above the drop zone, with Sunderland next up on Sunday, and if we can win that game we’ll be 8 points above Sunderland.
We’ll probably be safe from relegation, and close to 10th place, in the upper half of the table.
That would be great.
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