Newcastle United did not play well on Tuesday night in the first half, and we couldn’t seem to put a couple of decent passes together, but that all changed in the second half with the introduction of Steven Taylor and Remy Cabella and Newcastle played very well and probably did enough to have won the game – with a little bit of luck.
Papiss Cisse – after equalizing at Burnley
Papiss Cisse equalized three minutes into the second half with a good opportunist goal, from another pinpoint cross from right-back Daryl Janmaat that Yoan Gouffran completely missed, and the Dutchman has quite a few assists already this season, and is making Newcastle fans quickly forget about a certain Mathieu Debuchy.
That was Cisse’s fifth goal in just seven appearances for the Magpies this season, and the natural goalscorer has revealed what manager Alan Pardew told the lads at half time:
“We just kept kicking the ball long in the first half and made things very difficult for ourselves. But the gaffer changed things at half-time and that helped us get back in the game.”
“At half-time the manager said that we had to keep the ball and play – play all the time, at every chance.” “We knew we would get back in the game by playing football rather than kicking it long, and when we did that we scored straightaway.”
“I’m happy so far with five goals. I always try to do my best for the team, and if my goals can help us get a point or three points then I am doing my job on the pitch.”
Newcastle have been playing some good football over the last couple of months – and at least my Doctor thinks we are the best team to watch in the Premier League – so obviously we must be good. 😀
We will need to have Cisse in good form on Saturday against Chelsea, if we are going to have any chance of getting anything out of what promises to be a tough game for the lads against Jose Mourinho’s much improved side this season.
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