Moussa Sissoko's five best Newcastle moments

Moussa Sissoko celebrates scoring the second goal for Newcastle United

The French midfielder moved from Newcastle United to Tottenham on deadline day.

Moussa Sissoko celebrates scoring the second goal for Newcastle United

Moussa Sissoko's Newcastle career came to an end on transfer deadline day, when he completed his £30 million move to Tottenham.

While the French midfielder was far from a fans favourite at St James' Park, the 27-year-old certainly had some great and entertaining moments in black and white.

Sissoko's Newcastle career may be remembered by fans for some of the wrong reasons, but here are five of the new Tottenham player's finest moments on Tyneside. Can the France international create more moments like this at White Hart Lane under Mauricio Pochettino?

League Cup victory at Manchester City

Newcastle's record at the Etihad Stadium is nothing short of embarrassing, with their latest trip resulting in a 6-1 defeat.

In 2014, however, Newcastle managed to beat Manchester City on their turf in a League Cup tie.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini had selected a strong team, whereas Newcastle boss Alan Pardew had made a raft of changes, including starts for youngsters Adam Armstrong and Rolando Aarons, who gave Newcastle the lead early on.

The result was wrapped up in the 75th minute thanks to a wonder goal from Moussa Sissoko, who had only been on the pitch for 10 minutes.

The number seven picked the ball up on the edge of the box, bullied his way through two players and slotted the ball by Willy Caballero. A moment of brilliance from Sissoko.

Sissoko bloodies referee Mike Jones

While this was not a moment of magic from Sissoko, it is certainly one of his most memorable.

At home to Southampton with the score tied at 1-1 late on, Saints goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga went down for treatment which led to an altercation with Sissoko.

The Southampton stopper appeared to grab the Frenchman's hand, which resulted in Sissoko retaliating and pulling his arm away sharply.

Unfortunately for referee Mike Jones, he was stood a little too close to the Newcastle star, and received a fist to the face from the midfielder, leaving him on the floor with a nosebleed.

Assists galore v Norwich

Newcastle's Moussa Sissoko looks dejected after missing a chance to score

Top class performances were few and far between at Newcastle last season, especially for Sissoko.

One of his best performances, however, was in a 6-2 victory over Norwich, which gave manager Steve McClaren his first Newcastle win. Sissoko went assist crazy.

The Frenchman cleverly found Georginio Wijnaldum for his first goal, then crossed for the Dutchman's second, and later picked out Aleksandar Mitrovic to power home his first St James' Park goal.

Having also played a role in Ayoze Perez's goal, this was Sissoko at his best. He was a powerhouse, driving his team up the pitch, picking out passes and having an impact in the final third that was missing throughout most his Newcastle career.

The backwards header

Another strange Sissoko moment in black and white came at home to Chelsea in November 2013.

Newcastle recorded a sensational 2-0 victory over Jose Mourinho's side thanks to goals from Yoan Gouffran and Loic Remy, but the most startling moment came when Pardew's side defended a corner.

Sissoko is seen picking up Branislav Ivanovic, and somehow manages to deal with the corner and remain in eye contact with the Serbian defender.

The ball loops into the box and Sissoko, without even looking at the ball, jumps and heads it away from danger.

Man of the match debut v Chelsea

Newcastle United v Arsenal - Barclays Premier League

Sissoko's greatest ever Newcastle appearance came in his first ever match at St James' Park.

It was another incredible game between Newcastle and Chelsea, and the box-to-box midfielder had a much bigger impact than just heading the ball without looking.

Having gone in front through Jonas Gutierrez, Pardew's men fell 2-1 behind courtesy of wonder goals from Juan Mata and Frank Lampard.

Sissoko brought his new side level with just over 20 minutes to go after great work from Gouffran. Newcastle's number seven also introduced himself to Ashley Cole, bursting past the legendary left back as if he wasn't even there.

The crowning moment of Sissoko's home debut came in the 90th minute, when Davide Santon picked out his new teammate, who then smashed the ball past Petr Cech to make it 3-2 and hand Newcastle victory.

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