Newcastle claimed a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon, and midfielder Moussa Sissoko was an integral part of their victory.
Today though, they faced a totally different challenge, as they went up against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in what promised to be a tough encounter for Newcastle, who are still decimated by injuries.
It looked like being another tough afternoon for Pardew after Emmanuel Adebayor headed Spurs in front in the first half, but a superb second half fightback from the Magpies secured another valuable three points.
Half time substitute Sammy Ameobi equalised just six seconds after coming on the pitch at the interval, and new signings Remy Cabella and Ayoze Perez connected to hand Newcastle the lead, with Perez directing a header past Hugo Lloris.
Despite half chances for Tottenham late on, Newcastle were resilient and hung on for the win, with midfielder Moussa Sissoko playing a key role in their unlikely victory.
The Frenchman was dominant in midfield, breaking up play, pressing opponents and providing energy throughout, and Newcastle fans were full of praise for the former Toulouse man after his exceptional performance.
Here is a selection of tweets from Newcastle fans on Sissoko's display.
Buzzing Sissoko had a good game. Has potential to be top class #nufc— Adam Smith (@smithy434) October 26, 2014
that's more like it . brilliant 2nd half display, immense performance from sissoko today. #nufc— Simon Toward (@SiToward85) October 26, 2014
Moussa Sissoko played like he was in a France shirt. Outstanding. #NUFC— Darren Stephenson (@Darren199314) October 26, 2014
Sissoko was immense today. His best performance since he annihilated Chelsea on his debut. #NUFC— Craig (@LostSoulsForEva) October 26, 2014
Top quality from sissoko. Been critical of him in the past when we haven't had possession, but he really came to the party today #nufc— James Rutherford (@jrutherford11) October 26, 2014