Reflecting on Sunday’s match and his own personal contribution, Moussa Sissoko says ‘it was just my job’.
Not wanting to ruin the moment but the response from many Newcastle fans would be to ask why he doesn’t do his ‘job’ more often.
Mitrovic, Perez and Wijnaldum had all shown promise this season but it was Moussa Sissoko’s display that was an even bigger surprise than his Dutch teammate’s four goals.
When Sissoko first arrived on Tyneside he looked like a world beater at times but has rarely, if ever, came close to days such as those when he scored two against Chelsea AND gave Ashley Cole five yards head start before strolling past him.
Even when Moussa Sissoko has put the workrate in during recent times, there has rarely been any end product.
That was the big difference on Sunday when his final ball was excellent.
The big test for Sissoko and his teammates will be playing against the likes of Sunderland and Stoke in the next two matches, if we can see the same creativity and finishing from the French midfielder and his colleagues, we could be really back in business.
Moussa Sissoko talking to the official club website:
“I’m happy with it (his performance) but the most important thing is that the team gets the three points, if I can help with that, by scoring or making assists, then I am happy.
“I had the chance to give a lot of assists so I am pleased, but it was just my job, I was doing my job for the team.”
Everyone was ready:
“We are all happy with the result because the start of the season was hard for everyone, we have had some good performances but the results were not good.
“But against Norwich…everyone was ready, focussed and we got the three point, we showed some good things right from the beginning until the end, and we needed to take the three points.”
“I’m happy for Gini, he works so hard in training and is a fantastic player for us, I hope that he can continue keep scoring goals for us because he is a big player.”