Swansea City 2 Newcastle United 2: Papiss Demba Cisse is back!

NET GAIN ... Papiss Demba Cisse celebbrates his first goal.
NET GAIN ... Papiss Demba Cisse celebbrates his first goal.
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PAPISS Demba Cisse was at the double as Newcastle United twice came from behind to claim a point at the Liberty Stadium.

The striker, making his first Premier League start in six months, netted in each half against Swansea City.

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley (right) and Chief executive Lee Charnley in the stands during the Barclays Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 4, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Swansea. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley (right) and Chief executive Lee Charnley in the stands during the Barclays Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 4, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Swansea. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.

Cisse’s goals cancelled out strikes from Wilfried Bony and former United winger Wayne Routledge.

The 29-year-old had scored twice in the 2-2 draw against Hull City last month on his comeback from long-term injury.

This afternoon’s result saw Newcastle climb one place to 18th in the table.

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, pictured with managing director Lee Charnley, was at the Liberty Stadium to watch the game.

And the club’s fans again chanted against him and Pardew, whose side is yet to win a league game this season.

Pardew had threatened to make changes after Monday night’s defeat at Stoke City, and he dropped Emmanuel Riviere and Remy Cabella in favour of Cisse and Gabriel Obertan.

Obertan shot wide with United’s first real chance of the game in the 17th minute.

However, within seconds of the winger’s miss, Swansea were ahead.

They broke forward and Bony exchanged passes with Gylfi Sigurdsson before bursting into the box and side-footing the ball past Tim Krul in Newcastle’s goal.

United’s travelling fans turned on Pardew in the wake of the strike, and had it not been for Krul – who denied Bony a second goal – the team would have been two goals down.

Pardew’s side again looked short of ideas of their own.

But they got themselves back in the game in the 43th minute thanks to Cisse, who did well to convert a right-wing Obertan cross at the near post.

Moussa Sissoko had been poor before the break, but worse was to come from him after the interval.

The midfielder carelessly gave the ball away yards from his box, and Sigurdsson slipped the ball to Routledge, who lifted it over the advancing Krul.

Pardew replaced the ineffective Yoan Gouffran with Sammy Ameobi, who broke down the left shortly after coming on, but Cisse couldn’t get on the end of his low delivery.

Swansea took control of the match, and United struggled to get the ball off their hosts.

Riviere replaced Jack Colback in the 69th minute.

And Newcastle’s unexpected breakthrough came in the 75th minute, when Ameobi broke down the right and crossed for Cisse, who poked the ball past Lukasz Fabianski.

Pardew’s side climbed above Queens Park Rangers, who play West Ham United tomorrow.

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SWANSEA CITY: Fabianski; Richards, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor; Ki, Shelvey, Sigurdsson (Emnes, 86), Dyer (Montero, 86), Routledge; Bony. Subs not used: Tremmel, Bartley, Shephard, Carroll, Gomis.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Krul; Janmaat, Coloccini, Williamson, Dummett; Colback (Riviere, 69), Tiote, Sissoko; Obertan, Cisse (Perez, 85), Gouffran (Ameobi, 58). Subs not used: Elliot, Haidara, Anita, Cabella.

Goals: Bony 17, Cisse 43, 75, Routledge 50

Bookings: Coloccini 61, Shelvey 73

Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)

Attendance: 20,622