The former Newcastle United striker wasn't impressed with their defending, while the pundit wasn't impressed with the midfielder.
Former Newcastle striker Andrew Cole was far from impressed by his ex-club's standard of defending at St James' Park on Sunday afternoon.
Indeed, there were five goals in the first half alone on Tyneside, as Newcastle went into the break leading Norwich City 3-2.
Georginio Wijnaldum netted twice, with Ayoze Perez adding a third for the Magpies. And yet Norwich hit back with two goals of their own before half-time.
Naturally, Cole was left disappointed by the defending of both teams on Twitter...
Raining goals at St James Park .. defending .. Both teams ??..— Andrew Cole (@vancole9) October 18, 2015
Sissoko was superb going forward against Norwich, creating two goals in the first half - but was appalling tracking back.
The 26-year-old didn't bother running with his man for both of the Canaries' first-half efforts and Higginbotham didn't hold back in his assessment of the Frenchman, suggesting Daryl Janmaat should tell him what's what.
Equaliser for Norwich been coming. Sissoko not tracking Olsson and Olsson getting so much room to cross.— Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) October 18, 2015
Sissoko once again not tracking Olsson back. Janmaat has got to get a grip of him. Not helping out at all defensively.— Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) October 18, 2015
Sissoko certainly looked wide awake in attack against Norwich - a far cry from some of his recent poor form. As stated, though, he was very poor defensively. So were Newcastle as a whole: does Steve McClaren only work on attacking crosses in training!?