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Pardew: Cisse boosted by Stoke strike

November 29, 2012
By Kristan Heneage
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has said he believes Papiss Cisse received a much-needed confidence boost when he scored in the 2-1 defeat at Stoke on Wednesday.

Cisse gave Newcastle the lead just after half-time with just his second Premier League goal this season, and Pardew said he had given his number nine a new role at the Britannia Stadium.

"Sometimes it is just about a bit of confidence," Pardew said. "We gave him a different role and some responsibility to score goals.
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