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Sissoko Overwhelmingly Wins Second Award

8 years ago
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To say Moussa Sissoko has made an impact is understatement of the year. After a very good first half against Villa when he made Cisse’s opening goal, Sissoko really arrived to the Newcastle and general football public on Saturday.

His turbo charged display of pace power and goals had everybody sitting up and taking notice but in a great team performance just how much did he stand out?

In one of our biggest reactions yet, our man of the match poll after the Chelsea match saw Sissoko take a whopping 78% of the thousands of votes cast, which followed on from his man of the match display against Villa when he recorded 37% of the vote.

In my mind the gulf in votes maybe does a little disservice to the likes of second placed Yohan Cabaye who only polled 7% of the total vote, followed by both Yoan Gouffran and Davide Santon who were next best on 4% each.

in all football but especially in the Premier League though, scoring goals is the headline activity and when you are a goal down against Chelsea then score the two goals to win the match, can there be any other man of the match?

I think in terms of instant impact, the last player I would put in the same category of being in awe of how good he looked, was David Ginola who was almost unplayable in his first four months at Newcastle. Anybody who was there for Ginola’s second home game against Middlesbrough will never forget how he absolutely tortured Boro full-back Neil Cox that night, I bet the player still suffers nightmares to this day!

Opposition teams will already be looking at how to try and contain this new addition to the Premier League but with Sissoko’s intoxicating mix of pace and power, he could prove hard to stop.

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