We thought that Papiss Cisse would get a start last Wednesday night, because our joint top goalscorer last season hadn’t scored a goal in 10 games for the Magpies, and all strikers need to score goals to keep their confidence up.
Papiss Cisse – scored his first goal of the season against Leeds
And Papiss missed a very decent chance early in the first half, when he seemed to rush things, but then he put the ball into the back of the net with a powerful header from an excellent Sammy Ameobi left wing cross after 31 minutes, and Papiss had his first goal of the season, and we think he will start on Monday night.
Alan Pardew admitted today that he wanted to see a goal from Papiss:
“That was the ploy against Leeds – I wanted to see him get that goal, and he did.” “He’s struggled a little bit this season so far. He needed the goal.”
“He’d been snatching at chances before then.” “It was just one of those chances that he needed to get good contact on, because it was a great cross. The goal for Papiss will hopefully put a smile back on his face.”
We need Papiss banging those goals in for Newcastle this season, and along with Loic Remy and Ben Arfa up front, Newcastle can be a threat to any opposing defense this season.
And then of course there’s always Yoan Gouffran, who has also been in excellent form this season and scored a great goal on Wednesday night and is pushing for a starting place in the side.
So we now seem to have the players who can put that ball into the back of the net.
We need something out of the game at Everton, so hopefully these players can be in amongst the goals.
What do you think?
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