Goal of the day: Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle) vs West Brom | inside World Soccer

A thunderbolt from Moussa Sissoko earned Newcastle United a fourth consecutive Premier League victory after a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion at St James' Park.

Newcastle player Moussa Sissoko shoots to score his team's winning goal against West Brom
Newcastle player Moussa Sissoko shoots to score his team's winning goal against West Brom

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The Baggies gave as good as they got in an end-to-end encounter which often lacked quality, but not effort and commitment, in front of a crowd of 49,298.

Yoan Gouffran gave the Magpies a deserved lead 10 minutes before the break, but Chris Brunt levelled with his first goal since last January early in the second half.

Parity lasted less than five minutes, though, as Sissoko restored Newcastle's lead with a memorable goal.

When Loïc Rémy nodded the ball into Sissoko's path 25 yards from goal, it would have needed something pretty special to ripple the back the net.

And the French midfielder provided exactly that, settling himself before blasting an unstoppable drive beyond Boaz Myhill's fingertips and into the top right corner.

"The second goal was an absolute cracker," Newcastle boss Alan Pardew told Sky Sports. "At the end where (Alan) Shearer smashed so many in, it was great to see a new name do that.

"He's had a few chances and he waited for the ball to come down and he's hit a real cracker. It brought the house down."

West Brom manager Steve Clarke added: "It was a great strike from Sissoko - you have to give him credit for that."


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