Newcastle 3-2 Chelsea

Sissoko lifts pressure off Pardew

February 2, 2013
By Kristan Heneage, St James' Park
"It was the game of the season," Alan Pardew beamed. On the day when the narrative was the return of Demba Ba, Moussa Sissoko rewrote the story and announced himself to the Premier League.

"I remember seeing him at Toulouse about 14-16 months ago," Pardew said of Sissoko, a £1.8 million signing in January. "There was only two players that I'd seen that I was desperate to get here. One was [Yohan] Cabaye and one was Sissoko."

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