Di Matteo: Newcastle star’s goal was ‘a strange shot’

Roberto Di Matteo appeared to suggest that Papiss Cisse did not mean the amazing strike that sealed Newcastle’s 2-0 win at Chelsea.

Cisse hit the net with a great first-half opener and then registered his 13th goal in 12 matches for the Magpies with a long-range effort with the outside of his right boot.

Chelsea boss Di Matteo told Sky: “I don’t think even he knew what he was doing. It was a strange shot and went in at the far post.”

The Italian now turns his attention to Saturday’s FA Cup final against Liverpool at Wembley as the games come thick and fast for his team.

“It’s demanding, but we have to pick ourselves up and go again. We’ve got a big game on Saturday,” he said.

More reaction to follow.

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