Moussa Sissoko explains bizarre reason he ran over to Papiss Cisse to celebrate scoring

The Newcastle midfielder sought out his teammate on the bench after finding the net.

Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko has revealed the strange reason he ran over to celebrate his goal with Papiss Cisse on the bench, as quoted by the Chronicle - the striker had dreamed of him scoring in the game the night before.

Sissoko, who was named captain in the absence of Jonjo Shelvey for the must-win home encounter with Swansea City, netted the crucial second goal for the home side as they ultimately ran out 3-0 winners to close the gap on safety.

Upon scoring his first goal of the season, the 26-year-old ran over to the bench to seek out Cisse, who had just been substituted minutes earlier.

As quoted by the Chronicle, Sissoko revealed that the reason behind being so desperate to share his celebration with the striker was that Cisse had told him that morning that he had dreamed that Sissoko would find the net in the match.

Sissoko said: "Papiss told me he had a dream last night that I would score and I said: ‘I hope this is true’.

“I’m very pleased to score my first goal of the season but the most important thing was to win the game. It was the perfect afternoon. I scored and we won the game - I’m very happy."

Sissoko's first strike of the campaign came at a crucial time, giving the home side breathing space eight minutes from time and helping to turn a nail-biting 1-0 lead into a comfortable first win under the management of Rafael Benitez.

That victory is a huge shot in the arm for the Magpies' survival hopes and it saw them cut the gap on Norwich City and safety to just three points with five games remaining as the two clubs battle with Sunderland to be the lone survivor.

Newcastle are straight back in action on Tuesday night as they finally get around to playing the game in hand they have on Norwich, although it will be no easy feat to secure victory as they host Manchester City at St. James' Park.

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