Chris Sutton praises Moussa Sissoko’s first-half performance

Moussa Sissoko

Newcastle United defeated Norwich City 6-2 at St. James’ Park in the Premier League on Sunday.

Chris Sutton said on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra that he was impressed with the performance of Moussa Sissoko in the first half for Newcastle United against Norwich City on Sunday afternoon.

France international Sissoko provided two assists in the opening 45 minutes of the Premier League game at St. James’ Park.

Defensively, though, the 26-year-old struggled and cost his team dear by failing to track back on the two occasions that Norwich scored.

Former Norwich striker Sutton was impressed with the performance of Sissoko (probably from an attacking perspective) and said on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra at half time: “Norwich just are not dealing with crosses into the box.

“Steve McClaren can be encouraged from the performances of Moussa Sissoko and Georginio Wijnaldum.”

Sissoko notched up another assist in the second half, as Newcastle got the better of the Canaries 6-2 to register their first win of the 2015-16 Premier League campaign.

Analysing the performance of Steve McClaren’s side, Sutton said: “An enormous win for Newcastle, more importantly for Steve McClaren. There is still a vulnerability about them.”

Over the course of the 90 minutes at St. James’ Park, hosts Newcastle had 44% of the possession, took 11 shots of which six were on target, and earned three corners.

The win means that the Magpies are now third from bottom in the Premier League table with six points from nine matches.

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