Papiss Cisse was instrumental in Newcastle's 2-3 win over Everton at Goodison Park, as an elbow and a goal swung the game in the Magpies direction.
With both clubs struggling, it is no surprise that a controversy may have played a role in how their fates were sealed. Down 1-0, Cisse was poised in the box waiting for a corner to come in, and he clearly elbowed, or at least attempted to elbow, Seamus Coleman in the face three times. The ref did not see what will likely result in a 3 match ban once reviewed by the league. Just a few moments later, Cisse rubbed salt in the wound by scoring the equalizer. Everton's morale, which was already fragile to begin with, was all but shattered from then on, and Newcastle would add goals from Ayoze Perez and Jack Colback in the second half to seal the points. Cisse's goal record continues to impress when he can just get on the pitch. He now has 9 on the season in just 636 minutes, or, just a touch more than seven full matches. The problem is his pitch time is too erratic to deal with in fantasy and a likely 3 match ban looming only supports that notion.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 01:34:00 PM