Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Pardew: Cisse Was The Difference

Pardew: Cisse Was The Difference

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew says Papiss Cisse was the difference between the two sides in today's game at the Liberty Stadium.

The £9.5m January signing struck either side of the break to give the Magpies a win and three points that sees them jump up to fifth place in the Premier League table.

Newcastle only had 32% possession in the game and few chances, but they took them as the Swans lacked a clinical edge, unlike their opposition today.

Pardew said:

'We have a guy in red-hot form in Cisse and that was the difference between the sides. We weren't brilliant today, we were a bit flat, but he was electric.

'But his form doesn't surprise us, we see him in training every day.

'You need a bit of luck when you come into the Premier League, but he got a great first goal that has set him on the road in terms of confidence.

'He had a fantastic record in the Bundesliga with a club that were struggling, so he is no mystery. He is a player with pedigree.

'When you play Swansea you won't get 20 chances as they keep the ball so well, so the strikers have to keep their focus.

'They may get just one chance and he was focused on those two chances and did not let us down.

'His second goal, it was like a Masters golf shot.

'I thought it had gone over in mid-air but it had that bit of backspin on it. It was a terrific finish.'



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Friday April 6 2012
Time: 10:24PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Match Analysis: Swansea City 1-3 Manchester City

Detailed tactical match analysis of Swansea City's 3-1 home defeat against Premier League leaders Manchester City

Some Thoughts After The Defeat To Man City

Some observations after yet another League defeat, but the signs were more encouraging after a much needed improved performance

Rate The Players: Swansea City 1-3 Manchester City

Rate the players' performances in the 3-1 home defeat against Manchester City

Guidolin: 'Today I Saw My Team Grow Up'

Guidolin was pleased with his side's improved performance in the 3-1 defeat against League leaders Manchester City

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Manchester City
Suggested By:
Fabianski3%
Rangel3%
van der Hoorn55%
Amat0%
Naughton3%
Britton24%
Cork0%
Fer3%
Sigurdsson3%
Routledge0%
Llorente6%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 6 6 0 0 18 13
2 Spurs 6 4 2 0 14 7
3 Arsenal 6 4 1 1 13 8
4 Liverpool 6 4 1 1 13 7
5 Everton 6 4 1 1 13 6
6 Man Utd 6 4 0 2 12 5
7 Crystal Palace 6 3 1 2 10 3
8 Chelsea 6 3 1 2 10 1
9 Southampton 6 2 2 2 8 1
10 WBA 6 2 2 2 8 1
11 Watford 6 2 1 3 7 -1
12 Leicester City 6 2 1 3 7 -3
13 Burnley 6 2 1 3 7 -3
14 Hull City 6 2 1 3 7 -5
15 AFC Bournemouth 6 2 1 3 7 -5
16 Middlesbrough 6 1 2 3 5 -3
17 Swansea 6 1 1 4 4 -5
18 West Ham 6 1 0 5 3 -9
19 Stoke 6 0 2 4 2 -11
20 Sunderland 6 0 1 5 1 -7
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 12:30PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 31 2016 8:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 6 2016 3:00PM : Manchester United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Everton (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.forest fan9
2.Dennis Downing7
3.KevinE5
4.yugo231
5.Woody1
6.Phil W1