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Sissoko caps Newcastle fightback to stun Chelsea 3-2

Published on Feb 3, 2013 6:07 AM
Newcastle United's French midfielder, Moussa Sissoko celebrates scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Newcastle United at St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on Feb 2, 2013. -- PHOTO: AFP

NEWCASTLE (AFP) - Chelsea were victims of Newcastle's French revolution as Moussa Sissoko inspired a dramatic 3-2 victory over the spluttering Blues at St James' Park on Saturday.

Sissoko, signed from Toulouse during the transfer window, scored twice to seal a come from behind win for Newcastle, who look to have bought wisely by concentrating on recruting players from Ligue 1 in the past month.

Magpies manager Alan Pardew bought five French players during the January transfer window and the new imports have revitalised a team previously slipping dangerously close to the relegation zone.

After taking the lead through Jonas Gutierrez, Newcastle could have folded when Frank Lampard sparked a Chelsea fightback with a goal that meant he became the first Premier League player to reach double figures in ten successive seasons.

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