Papiss Cisse had a decent goalscoring reputation with SC Freiburg in the Bundesliga. He carried this form into the early months of his Newcastle United career. Signed by the Magpies in January 2012, Cisse was electrifying and couldn’t stop scoring. His finest moment came in an away game at Chelsea in May 2012.
Having already fired a left-foot volley past Petr Cech in the 19th minute, the Senegalese international went one better in the second half. On the left-hand side in stoppage time, Cisse received the ball from Shola Ameobi and tried his luck from distance. He produced an amazing swerving shot the curled beyond the helpless Cech.
Newcastle won 2-0 and this goal took Cisse’s tally to 13 goals in 12 games. It ensured Chelsea would have to win that season’s Champions League to enter the competition in 2012-2013. Fifth is Newcastle’s best Premier League finish in the last decade.