I don't think he was doing nothing more than giving our new No 9 a pat on the back for recovering his scoring form, and I won't go into the stats of either player.
Shearer is THE Geordie legend ... and if comparisons help Cisse become one too, so be it.
Alan Pardew: "It was a wonder-goal, an Alan Shearer-type moment, from Cisse.
"That's one of the goals that will certainly get into Papiss Cisse's top 10, that's for sure.
"As soon as he hit it, you sensed it was in.
"He has got that in him, Papiss, he can get all types of goals. But it was a really great one today, fantastic."
Source: Newcastle United Mad