A few Newcastle United fans have been reacting on social media after the club shared a post reflecting on Papiss Cisse’s match-winning goal at home to Crystal Palace in March 2014.
The game appeared to be heading for a draw despite the Toon dominating for large periods of proceedings, as Eagles shot-stopper Julian Speroni was in inspired form between the sticks to deny our frequent flurries on goal.
Speroni did well to deny an early shot from Cisse and gather a later driven effort by Cheick Tiote, to keep the visitors in the match and have the chance to strike the bar themselves through Yannick Bolasie.
Cisse, though, would steal the headlines in the fourth minute of additional time, and deal late heartbreak to the travelling Palace side fighting off the threat of relegation, when the Senegalese forward headed home Hatem Ben Arfa’s cross.
Cisse played 131 times for Newcastle during his four-and-a-half years at the club, scoring 44 goals and recording ten assists in all competitions – the most appearances, goals and assists registered at any side of his senior career.
The result moved the Toon up to eighth in the standings and eight points behind fifth-placed Everton with eight games of the season still to play, and a repeat result this weekend could see Steve Bruce’s Magpies move up to eighth.
We currently sit 11th in the standings, one point behind Roy Hodgson’s Eagles, who will arrive at St. James’ Park on Saturday on a four-game unbeaten run.
What will the result be on Saturday?
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to the club’s throwback post…
Var would have a field day with him 😂
— Joanna 🎅🎄⛄ (@googoogajoob78) December 18, 2019
Always remember this one cause Cisse was in a bit of a drought before that goal. His reaction was like “Finally!”, imo.
— Eddie Mackalicious (@eddiemack5) December 19, 2019
Would love to have Cisse back. Got a lot of criticism but he scored goals. Simple as.
— NIK (@Nikrai2) December 19, 2019
I wished he didn’t have a attitude problem, and that NU could keep him. He really had some amazing moments.
A real shame.
I really was a fan of him when i first saw him at NU.
— Pan!c at the Gorillaz (@DeusMach84) December 18, 2019
Ben Arfa 😪
— I am not Lain (@thorburn_iain) December 18, 2019
What a ball by Hatem 👐
— Jon Lamberton (@Lambie_Ov_Hebn) December 18, 2019
In other Newcastle United news, a 22-cap international would be open to securing a permanent transfer to St. James’ Park in January.
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