Headline tomorrow could well be about the Papiss Cisse and Jonny Evans incident.

A shocking match tonight saw what looked to be going to be a goalless bore draw end in a boring 1-0 win to Manchester United.

A late Tim Krul mistake with a minute to go saw him play the ball direct to Ashley Young inside the box, his low finish into the bottom corner sealing the game.

The Dutch keeper though furious at Mehdi Abeid who gave him the ball when under pressure.

However, the press are sure to be all over the first half incident between Newcastle United’s Papiss Cisse and Manchester United’s Jonny Evans.

There was a tangle of legs between the two players and the TV footage clearly showed Evan spit at the Newcastle striker, Cisse clearly furious and remonstrating with the former Sunderland defender.

However, at half-time the BT Sport pundits (lynch mob) directed all their fury at Papiss Cisse, claiming he spat at Jonny Evans. While Cisse clearly wasn’t happy, it was inconclusive as to whether he had actually spat back at Jonny Evans in retaliation.

However, Steve McManaman was adamant it was all Cisse’s fault, whilst Paul Scoles was embarrassingly biased with his reaction.

The former Manchester United midfielder slated Papiss Cisse and said he deserved any punishment that came his way BUT despite the clear TV evidence he stated that there was no way Jonny Evans had done anything wrong because he knew him so well, he was sure he would never do anything like that!

Interesting to see what develops and my bet would be that, rightly or wrongly, both players will end up with a ban.

What Newcastle would then do without their only striker is anybody’s guess.



  • Sickandtiredstill

    McManaman and Scholes, particularly, were shocking. Falling over to defend Evans as a ‘good lad’ yet slamming Cisse for reacting.
    TV clearly shows Cisse does spit as well, but it passes Evans by. If he can’t hit a bloke in the face with a gob full of spit from 1 foot, then I would be worried.
    Then again, neither he nor Riviere could hit a barn door tonight!

  • howaymebonnylads

    haven;t seen the TV footage but from my seat Evans kicks Cisse off the ball and the ref gives us a free kick but no yellow for anyone?  Jonas makes one mis timed tackle and gets a yellow?  Bizarre. terrible game, Worst Man U team I’ve seen for a while and even Rooney was trying to be rubbish in sympathy

  • No Brainer

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&site=webhp&tbm=isch&source=hp&ei=HpL3VIypEPGR7Aba9YD4Bg&q=st+james+park&oq=st+jam&gs_l=mobile-gws-hp.1.0.0l5.4887.8305.0.9844.7.7.0.2.2.0.474.1168.1j5j4-1.7.0.msedr…0…1c.1.62.mobile-gws-hp..0.7.928.3.eP1IcQ1X6tI&rlz=1Y1XIUG_enGB521GB521n case you kads had forgot where toon fans should be on match day

  • lupamac

    Watching it on M.O.T.D Evans spits 1st .
    Cisse retaliates and gobs one back. looks like a ban for both .

  • Mal44

    Ex players shouldn’t be covering their own team as they are inevitably biased. Scholes did himself no credit with his comments. Having seen the TV replays both Cisse and Evans should be banned.

  • Big Al 1967

    Couldn’t give a stuff above Evans as he will get a ban . More concerned about the 4 game ban Papiss will pick up.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    Most of us dont need Google, unlike you.

  • DownUnderMag

    Ban both, no room in the game for that sh*t!!  Disgusting the pair of them.  I just think the bias is incredible by the media…again!  Evans spat first so in my book deserves a longer ban, but Cisse will no doubt get the longer ban because he’s not playing for the mancs and doesn’t have loads of ex pro’s defending him!

    Not sure how the article is blaming Krul for the goal though, Abeid looked like a rabbit in headlights with the ball and in no way shape or form should he have played it back to Krul in that situation….the keeper can’t pick it up and has no time to sort his feet out for a pass he has every right not to expect.  Abeid just needed to hoof the ball out of the danger area and deal with whatever came back in.  He’s young so will learn fromt his i’m sure and be better for it.  But not much Krul could do, and if it hadn’t been for Krul earlier in the match then we would have been behind before that one due to inept tracking.

  • toon tony

    Thanks for the link. Particularly the one of the Squirrel ….which proves that you’re NUTS.

  • Paul Patterson

    3 games each. Disgusting behaviour.

  • alreet

    More to the point wtf is de gea the MOTM for??? he made one save all game whereas sissoko was a monster and even fellaini did more than de gea.

    Bias of sky sports eh.