Cheick Ismael Tioté is an Ivorian footballer who plays for Newcastle United and the Côte d'Ivoire national football team. He began his career with Ivorian minor league side FC Bibo. In 2005, he was scouted by Belgian club Anderlecht, after which he made his debut for Anderlecht in a Belgian Cup match which they lost to Geel. In the 2007–08 season he played on loan for Roda JC to join up with Ex-FC Bibo and international team mate Feyenoord's Sekou Cissé. On 2 October 2008 Cheick Tioté signed for Dutch Eredivisie league side FC Twente for a fee reported to be around €750,000. He won the Dutch title in 2009/10 season and also featured in the Europa League and Champions League. Tioté joined English Premier League side Newcastle United on 26 August 2010 for a fee of £3.5 million. He made his debut on 18 September 2010 against Everton at Goodison Park. Tioté received "man of the match" award for his performance in the 1–0 away victory against Wigan Athletic. On 25 February 2011 Newcastle announced that Tioté had signed a new six-and-a-half year contract, keeping him at Newcastle until 2017. On 12 August 2009, Tioté made his international début for Côte d'Ivoire in a friendly match against Tunisia.
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Four talking points from the Premier League game week 21
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