Moussa Sissoko Stars as Newcastle Beat Chelsea: Watch Gifs of Both His Goals

Will TideySenior Manager, GlobalFebruary 2, 2013

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02:  Moussa Sissoko of Newcastle United shoots under pressure from Ashley Cole of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James' Park on February 2, 2013 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Moussa Sissoko enjoyed an emphatic home debut for Newcastle United, scoring twice as Alan Pardew's men beat Chelsea 3-2 at St. James' Park.

The 23-year-old Sissoko, who was signed from Toulouse in January, struck his first to bring Newcastle level at 2-2 with 68 minutes gone—a clinical finish after Petr Cech could only parry a shot from Sissoko's fellow Frenchman, and fellow new arrival, Yoan Gouffran.

A thrilling game was there for the taking, and it was Sissoko who took it, beating Cech from the edge of the box at the death to send the Toon Army into hysteria and heap further misery on Rafa Benitez's Chelsea.

One Newcastle fan may come to regret letting his emotions get them better of him, after footage of his topless celebration in the stands went viral. Or maybe he'll be rightly proud.

Here are Sissoko's key stats, as per whoscored.comShots—6, shots on target—4, passes—33, key passes—3, pass accuracy—85 percent, touches—51.


All gifs provided by @feintzebra.