It’s the goal that has been described as ‘defying the laws of physics’ and got the entire Premier League talking about Newcastle’s number nine.
Papiss Cisse’s stunning volley against Chelsea that left keeper Petr Cech grasping for fresh air is already being tipped to win the top-flight’s Goal of the Season award. The geometry and physics of the goal are simply unfathomable with the Senegalese hitman seemingly slicing the ball well wide with the outside of foot only for it to disobey all gravitational rules and regulations by flinging itself towards goal, arcing gracefully over Cech and landing gracefully in the bottom corner.
Stamford Bridge was stunned. Roberto Di Matteo was perplexed. Alan Pardew was stupefied for a second before the celebration instinct kicked in. Roman Abramovich sat in his plush director’s box nibbling a prawn sandwich attentively peering into his wallet to check if he possesses the financial clout to make Cisse a Chelsea player.
As the revelry died down in the Newcastle end and the flabbergasted Geordies began to take stock of the genius they had just witness debate inevitably flared up as to where Cisses rocket ranked amongst the best volleys seen in Magpies history. Some even suggested that it bettered Alan Shearer’s mid-air thunder slap that tore past Everton keeper Richard Wright in 2002 and almost broke the Gallowgate net.
Well if you’re unsure where it stands on the black and white volley scale then check out the other candidates and have your say!