Newcastle missed a number of chances in this game against Crystal Palace, and it wasn’t one of their best performances by a long way, and Papiss Cisse was much like last week, and in this game he had three decent chances, and to his credit he had the ball on goal each time, but the goalkeeper saved all three.
But with the game going towards the 0-0 draw many expected from two sides who’ve found it difficult to score goals, Ben Arfa, who had come on after 59 minutes for the ineffective Luuk de Jong, sent in a beautiful cross that Cisse headed home in great style with 93:14 on the clock.
Papiss Cisse – scores sensational winner in added time
This will do Papiss Cisse the world of good and Newcastle the world of good too – it’s just what we needed – all 3 points and we weren’t too bothered how we got them. 😀
A minute before the goal a fantastic thunderbolt shot from Cheick Tiote hit the cross-bar and then Yanga-Mbiwa put the ball to Cisse in the six yard box but Papiss just couldn’t get to the ball.
If Newcastle hadn’t scored the late winner we would have been asking how we hadn’t won this game.
Sunderland lost 2-0 at Chris Hughton’s Norwich City.
We’ll have a full report coming out later.