Newcastle 1 Fulham 0: Cisse’s winner priceless, declares Pardew
Newcastle 1 Fulham 0: Alan Pardew revels in his side's dramatic victory after Papiss Cisse's winner earns a crucial win
Alan Pardew revelled in his Newcastle side’s dramatic late victory after Papiss Cisse’s winner earned the Magpies a crucial win over Fulham.
With the score level at 0-0, Cisse volleyed home with one of the last kicks of the game in the 93rd minute ease Newcastle’s relegation worries and hoist them up into 13th place in the Premier League table.
“No money can buy how important that goal is to us as a football club,” said Pardew.
“In the second half we deserved it – we were much more composed than in the first half when I thought we were nervous and a bit tired from midweek.
“It’s a fabulous goal and goes to show we’re a team who won’t give in, we battle to the end.”
The result leaves Newcastle five points above the relegation zone with six games left to play – but Pardew warned that his side are far from safe.
“I inherited that West Ham team in the Championship [in 2003] that had gone down on 42 points,” said Pardew.
“You can’t underestimate this year that it might be a points total like that you need, so we’re far from safe yet.
“The whole bottom half is looking over their shoulder, so we’ve still got work to do.”