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Published on Feb 03, 2013
 

Sissoko caps Newcastle fightback to stun Chelsea 3-2

 
 

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.