Kevin De Bruyne scored two stunners against Arsenal on Sunday, but it didn’t come close to Papiss Cisse’s brace against Chelsea in 2012.
Newcastle arrived at Stamford Bridge looking to preserve their top four hopes, as they looked to end a stunning season with Champions League qualification.
And after 15 minutes, the Magpies had the lead. Cisse opened the scoring, finding the net with a lovely volley. But in the 94th minute, he would score a goal much better than his first. It was better than any goal he scored for Newcastle, or any goal he’s scored during his career.
Ryan Taylor’s throw-in cannoned off the chest of Shola Ameobi and into the path of Cisse, who tried something so audacious and out of this world.
Rather than take a touch and head for the corner, the number nine attempted an outside of the boot volley. 99 out of 100 times, it would end up nowhere near the goal. But this was the anomaly.
It flew over a desperate Petr Cech and into the net. A goal you had to see to believe. Newcastle won 2-0, but all anyone was talking about was Cisse’s world class strike.
His first half a season in a Newcastle shirt was something special, and this goal just summed it up. Everything he touched turned to goals, with this the pick of the lot.
From Ben Arfa’s solo goals to Fabian Schar’s rocket, no Newcastle goal comes close to Cisse’s Chelsea stunner this decade.
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