Cheick Tiote had a terrific game for Newcastle at home to Hull yesterday, and the Ivorian made a huge difference to the side who had looked simply hopeless at Southampton last week, and were clobbered 4-0.
Papiss Cisse scores equalizer yesterday
What was refreshing to watch yesterday was the Newcastle players all gave 100%, and it was a vastly improved performance from the last two games, but we should have really won the game – and we didn’t – so the pressure remains on manager Alan Pardew
Cheick would have easily won our Man of the Match award until a certain Papiss Cisse came on after 69 minutes, when Newcastle had just gone 2-0 down and the crowd was starting to get uneasy and starting to demonstrate against Alan Pardew.
But Papiss silenced the protests with a great goal on 73 minutes, after being set up brilliantly by Cheick Tiote, and the crowd got right behind the team, who were trying to come back from what would have been a terrible loss to a rather ordinary looking side.
And Papiss scored the equalizer after a Moussa Sissoko cross from the left wing was headed down well by Yoan Gouffran to Cisse, who rifled the ball in from just four yards out.
And with any luck we could even have snatched the win in the five minutes of added time, as Hull were hanging on.
Papiss is our Man of the Match with 60% of the vote with Tiote on 33% , so these two players were easily the stars of the game yesterday with 93% of the total vote.
It’s great to have both of them back from injury.
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