Newcastle’s Alan Pardew delighted with Moussa Sissoko impact

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says he is delighted with Moussa Sissoko's impact since joining from Toulouse last Monday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Alan Pardew has signed five players from France in January Photo: Back Page Images

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Alan Pardew has heaped praise on Newcastle United’s Moussa Sissoko after the new signing scored twice against Chelsea at St James’ Park on Saturday.

Jonas Gutierrez put the Magpies ahead in the first half before Chelsea surged into the lead courtesy of goals from Frank Lampard and Juan Mata.

However, Sissoko, who completed a move from Toulouse last Monday, scored from close range in the 68th minute before netting the winner on the stroke of full-time.

The 23-year-old signed a six-and-a-half-year deal at the Magpies, and Pardew was delighted to see the midfielder have an instant impact for his new club.

“He has fantastic power but, with players, you never know about their attitude until you get them in and start working with them,” said Pardew.

“But he came in like a giant and played like a giant. I remember watching him for Toulouse 14 months ago and thought, ‘he is the one for us’.

“We have watched him for a long time but we decided to accelerate it because he was going to come in the summer.

“But, my word, he is already paying us back handsomely.”

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