Moussa Sissoko had an excellent game on Saturday, and he was easily our Man of the Match with 43% of the vote, and he added to his goals tally at Newcastle on Saturday with two very good goals.
Moussa Sissoko congratulated by Remy after scoring Newcastle’s third goal
Moussa scored two goals in only his second game for Newcastle against Chelsea at St. James’ Park a year ago, in what turned out to be a fantastic 3-2 win for the home side.
After Newcastle were 2-1 behind with just 25 minutes to go, Moussa scored two sensational goals, with the winner coming after 90 minutes – and that was two goals in his first two games for the Magpies – and he also scored against Southampton so that was three goals in his first four games for Newcastle.
Take a look at the highlights of that game – and no the commentator did not have a heart attack – it’s six minutes but believe me, you’ll feel a lot better after watching this.[youtube id=”H-i3ymxt1l8″ mode=”normal” align=”left”]
That first goal against Chelsea for Sissoko was like his second on Saturday, when the goalkeeper could only parry a shot from the great Yoan Gouffran.
But since that time, the 6’2″ French International – who is also built like a tank – has only scored three more goals, and two of those last Saturday, with the first one being simply fantastic.
And his only other goal this season was that blockbuster against West Brom in the 2-1 win, when he rocketed the ball into the back of the net from outside the penalty area – so when Moussa does score they are often excellent goals.
Take a look at that goal again.[youtube id=”We8qyxH1U6c” mode=”normal” align=”left”]
Is that a great goal or is that a great goal?
Ever since the 6’2″ colossus arrived just over a year ago, he has started games for Newcastle, and he’s the only player this season who has started every Premier League game, which also says something good about his injury record.
If Alan Pardew can get him somehow to add goals to his game, then this player will become simply awesome for Newcastle United – he’s already pretty good now.
For completeness here are the highlights of Saturday’s great win.[youtube id=”L8pEhwCseD0″ mode=”normal” align=”left”]
For the record, Moussa has 49 appearances so far for Newcastle, with six goals and 11 assists – not too bad for just £2M.
What do you think?
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