Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew was delighted to see Papiss Demba Cisse score on debut in their 2-1 win over Aston Villa.

The Magpies' big-money January signing started Sunday's game on the bench, but he was handed an early opportunity to shine following an injury to Leon Best.

"We mustn't get carried from the team ethic we have got here because the guys did brilliantly to get a result at Blackburn in the week and again we have put in a display here that has been strong," Pardew told Sky Sports.

"(James) Perch in midfield was brilliant. We had no Cheick (Tiote), no (Yohan) Cabaye, but we keep winning. That's a great thing.

"Having said that, you still need great players because they change games. Papiss did that and Demba has done it for us before. It was a real bonus that he got a goal on his debut."