Loic Remy's double also equalled an unusual Premier League record, it meant Newcastle's last 12 league goals have all been scored by Frenchmen, putting them level with Arsenal's 2003-04 'Untouchables'.
"I have not thought about it," said Pardew. "We have a group of players and it is strange the French guys are scoring.
"I felt sorry for Papiss Cisse today, he did some good things and it did not break for him.
"I hope he scores for Senegal v Ivory Coast next week, which is a big game I am looking forward to seeing.
"It is a strange stat."
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