FULL-TIME REPORT: St Mirren 0 Newcastle United 2

Papiss Cisse (left) celebrates his goal with team mate 'Newcastle United's Fabricio Coloccini during  a pre-season friendly at St Mirren Park, Paisley. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 30, 2013. See PA story: SOCCER St Mirren.  Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Papiss Cisse (left) celebrates his goal with team mate 'Newcastle United's Fabricio Coloccini during a pre-season friendly at St Mirren Park, Paisley. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 30, 2013. See PA story: SOCCER St Mirren. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

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PAPISS Demba Cisse marked his return to action with a stunning goal for Newcastle United.

The striker opened the scoring in tonight’s 2-0 win over Scottish Premier League side St Mirren in Paisley.

Cisse, making his first appearance for the club since agreeing to wear a Wonga-branded jersey last week, curled a right-footed shot past David Cornell in the 20th minute.

Defender Mathieu Debuchy doubled Newcastle’s advantage seven minutes later after latching on to a through ball from Vurnon Anita.

Midfielder Dan Gosling, on his seasonal debut, also impressed in a lively first-half performance from United.

Newcastle, led by Fabricio Coloccini, couldn’t add to their advantage after the break.

Midfielder Conor Newton - who scored what turned out to be St Mirren’s winning goal in their Scottish League Cup final win while on loan at the club last season - came off the bench to make his first appearance of the campaign.

Newton and defender Paul Dummett - who also had a spell at the club last term - were warmly applauded by the home fans.

ST MIRREN: Cornell, Van Zanten, McAusland, Reilly, Teale, Goodwin, McGinn, Harkins, Thompson, McGowan, Granger.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Elliot (Alnwick, 66); Debuchy (Santon, 46), Yanga-Mbiwa (Williamson, 82), Coloccini (Streete, 82), Dummett; Anita, Tiote (Newton, 76); Ben Arfa (Gouffran, 66), Gosling (Vuckic, 66), Sammy Ameobi; Cisse (Campbell, 66). Subs: Richardson.

Goals: Cisse 19, Debuchy 26

Referee: John Beaton

Attendance: 4,216 (709 Newcastle)