Alan Pardew revelled in the performance of Papiss Cisse but hailed his entire team after Newcastle's 2-0 win at Chelsea.
Cisse hit two sensational strikes, the second being a contender for goal of the season, as Newcastle kept up the pressure on Tottenham in the race for fourth.
And while Pardew enjoyed the stoppage time effort he was also delighted by what had come before.
The Newcastle boss told Sky Sports: "Actually I did think we were going to win the game 1-0 today because we've defended so well.
"But the goal was special and that just sums him up.
"He just feels he's going to score every time he gets near the goal.
"He took a chance, obviously it's near the end of the game and it's probably the goal of the season, it was just absolutely brilliant."
Even the Chelsea players seemed stunned by what they had seen with Pardew sharing a joke with Blues striker Didier Drogba.
Pardew added: "I just said to Didier 'come on you've got to hold your hands up to that, it was just brilliant'."
Newcastle had seemingly blown their chance of a top-four finish after losing 4-0 at Premier League strugglers Wigan on Saturday, but this was a superb response with Demba Ba playing centrally alongside Cisse.
"It was an absolutely brilliant effort by the players and the reaction to the Wigan defeat," added Pardew.
"We decided to tactically set ourselves up a little differently and it kind of unsettled Chelsea a little bit.
"But you've still got to score goals and we've scored two great goals. We've (also) hit the bar and the keeper's made a great save.
"We've threatened the goal enough tonight and defensively we've been sound. It was a great performance."
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