Many Newcastle fans are reminscing over how great a player Papiss Cisse was during his time in the North after a post showing his highlights when he scored both goals in a 2-0 victory against Swansea on the 6th April in 2012.
The second goal in this game highlighted the sheer quality the striker had whilst playing at the club as he delicately curled the ball into the top right corner when it looked like the opportunity had gone.
He made 131 appearances for the Magpies across five seasons, with his best tally in a season being eleven goals in twenty two appearances in 2014/15, via Transfermarkt.
Fans would wish for an attacker with his quality currently as strikers Dwight Gayle, Andy Carroll and Joelinton have only managed one goal between them in the Premier League this season, via WhoScored. They will be hopeful that their form can improve when football resumes.
Cisse’s goals for the club were clearly appreciated by fans, with one tweeting that during his early career at Newcastle, he ‘was THE best finisher in the league.’
Here is what fans have said following the post:
Today in 2012
Swansea City 0 Newcastle United 2
Papiss Cisse 5’, 69’#NUFC pic.twitter.com/uWRC2oSeju
— NUFCThreatLevel (@NUFCThreatLevel) April 6, 2020
That second goal was unreal. Top top finish
— Mark Heslop (@bighez83) April 6, 2020
2nd goal is my favourite Cissé goal in his time here. Even better than the Chelsea 2nd goal. Technically brilliant.
— Steve Wallwork (@stevewallwork) April 6, 2020
There was a time, for about 6 weeks when he was the best striker in the world
— Kenny Wharton sits on the ball (@Nolpecker) April 6, 2020
That second goal doesn’t get the credit it deserves. To dig it out and over the keeper like that as he’s going the wrong way and falling is ridiculous. On his day he was one of the best instinctive finishers I’ve ever seen play for us.
— Jenky (@_Jenky88) April 6, 2020
For those first four months Cisse was THE best finisher in the league. Obviously he tailed off after but thats a different matter.
— David Peel (@David_Peel) April 6, 2020
Hard to remember a player before him or even after that had an impact like Cissé did when he joined in that 11/12 season.
What a side. Ba and Cisse up front, Ben Arfa causing chaos, Tiote & Cabaye running the midfield and Coco marshalling things at the back 😍
— Jonathan Stewart (@JohnStewart1987) April 6, 2020