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Pardew praises super Cisse

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew praised the "electric" form of Papiss Cisse after the striker grabbed another double to propel his side to a 2-0 win at Swansea and enhance their chances of Champions League qualification.

The Senegal striker, signed for £9.5million from Freiburg in January, slotted low beyond Michel Vorm after just five minutes at the Liberty Stadium, before a brilliant chip sealed the victory with 21 minutes remaining. The goals gave Cisse a brace in each of his last three appearances, and he has now scored nine in his last eight games.

Pardew said: "We have a guy in red-hot form in Cisse and that was the difference between the sides. We weren't brilliant, we were a bit flat, but he was electric. But his form doesn't surprise us, we see him in training every day."

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