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Newcastle vs PSG LIVE: Champions League result and final score as Fabian Schar screamer completes thrashing

Newcastle 4-1 Paris Saint-Germain: The hosts stunned Kylian Mbappe with a brilliant display at St James’ Park

Michael Jones
Wednesday 04 October 2023 22:42 BST
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PSG fans march through Newcastle ahead of Champions League clash

A rampant Newcastle put in a stellar showing to secure a superb 4-1 victory over French champions Paris Saint-Germain in their first Champions League home match in 20 years on Wednesday.

In a red-hot atmosphere in the north east, PSG had no answer to the relentless hosts who raced into a 17th-minute lead through Miguel Almiron, before Dan Burn powered a header home six minutes before the break to double Newcastle’s advantage.

The crowd ensured there was no let up after the break, with Sean Longstaff drilling a third under the arm of Gianluigi Donnarumma in the PSG goal five minutes into the second half to send the Newcastle fans into dreamland.

A goal out of nowhere from Lucas Hernandez got the visitors back in it, before a stoppage-time fourth from defender Fabian Schar capped a stunning victory that moved Newcastle top of Group F on four points, one clear of PSG in second.

In the group’s other contest on Wednesday, Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan played out a 0-0 draw in Germany, Milan’s second stalemate in their opening two Champions League matches this season.

Follow all the reaction and updates from Newcastle vs PSG below and get the latest odds and tips here.

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Newcastle’s local heroes stun PSG to twist a tale of geopolitical tension

Geopolitics and Dan Burn can make for strange bedfellows but Saudi Arabia against Qatar was decided by the boy from Blyth and the lad from North Shields. Newcastle United and Paris Saint-Germain’s owners brought the Middle East to the north-east but, while there is a bigger picture and wider ambitions, United’s locals wrote their own credibility defying script on a seminal, spectacular night.

Burn outscored Kylian Mbappe, his fellow Geordie Sean Longstaff did what the rest of PSG’s star-studded forward line could not and found the net and Miguel Almiron and Fabian Schar completed arguably Newcastle’s greatest game for many a year. On another chastening, harrowing night for the serial disappointments from the French capital, Newcastle’s unlikely lads seized control of the Champions League’s supposed group of death.

And if there is a more serious meaning to the last word than being condemned to the Europa League, Newcastle’s scorers lent the game a different feel. Saudi Arabia did not buy Newcastle to make Burn’s dreams come true but his has been the most endearing story of a project with many facets, some more wholesome than others.

Newcastle’s local heroes stun PSG to twist a tale of geopolitical tension

Newcastle 4-1 Paris Saint-Germain: Dan Burn and Sean Longstaff starred to shock Kylian Mbappe on a famous night for the Geordies in the Champions League

Mike Jones4 October 2023 22:23
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Post-match reaction from Dan Burn

“Crazy. It has not sunk in, I am a bit speechless. We wanted to entertain the crowd and get the crowd behind us, but we did well.

“Amazing. When the flag went up I was gutted [after scoring his goal]. I was so angry for Bruno shooting, it comes back and soon as it got hung in the air I just went for it.

“We knew PSG were not going to change the way they play. The times to play high up the pitch and we had the crowd pushing us, we had that for the last goal with the crowd pushing us on for Fabs [Fabian Schar] goal.

“I just try to survive at that apprentice level and you try to work your way up. I was released by Fulham at 25 years old; to comeback and play Champions League football - I am very proud.

“It is like dream I am waiting for someone to wake me up, I am waiting for the bubble to pop. We have a great group and what the gaffer [Eddie Howe] has done with the philosophy we have got.”

Mike Jones4 October 2023 22:42
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This was Newcastle’s biggest ever winning margin in a Champions League match.

It surpasses a pair of 3-1 wins over Bayer Leverkusen in the second group stage of 2002/03.

Mike Jones4 October 2023 22:29
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This is the heaviest Champions League defeat for PSG since the infamous ‘Remontada’ of March 2017, when Barcelona overcome a 4-0 first-leg deficit to knock them out in the last 16 with a devastating 6-1 win at Camp Nou.

Mike Jones4 October 2023 22:27
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Sean Longstaff speaking to TNT Sports

Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff spoke to TNT Sports after his team’s big win saying: “It’s some night.

“We knew as a group it was going to be special. For me and Burny to score is unreal. There’s a few here who probably thought three years ago we were out the door.

“I’m so proud to be from Newcastle, I’m over the moon.”

Mike Jones4 October 2023 22:20
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Post match reaction from Goncalo Ramos

PSG striker Goncalo Ramos spoke to Canal+ after the game saying: “We tried to play our game but they’re a good team.

“I don’t think it’s a nightmare even if it was a big loss. We had our chances and it’s just a matter of little details. It was for Newcastle today.

“I think they were sharper in the duels and took their chances. That’s why they won.”

Mike Jones4 October 2023 22:14
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AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund have drawn 0-0 in the other Group F match of the night meaning that Newcastle United are now top of the table.

What a result.

Mike Jones4 October 2023 22:08
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Kylian Mbappe frustrated as PSG humbled by Newcastle in Champions League

Newcastle stunned Paris Saint-Germain on their first Champions League match at St James’ Park in 20 years as goals from Miguel Almiron, Dan Burn, Sean Longstaff and Fabian Schar sealed a famous 4-1 win.

Newcastle took the lead midway through the first half when Almiron steered a composed finish inside the post before Burn doubled their lead before the break with a towering heder, awarded following a VAR check.

Longstaff added a dream third for Eddie Howe’s side and although Lucas Hernandez pulled one back for the visitors, the French champions and star forward Kylian Mbappe were subdued as they suffered a shock defeat.

Kylian Mbappe frustrated as PSG humbled by Newcastle in Champions League

Newcastle 4-1 Paris Saint-Germain: The French champions were stunned at St James’ Park as Eddie Howe’s side blew the visitors away

Mike Jones4 October 2023 22:02
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Full-time! Newcastle 4-1 PSG

90+5 mins: There’s the whistle. Newcastle have done it. A famous night in their European history ends with a famous victory over the French champions.

Eddie Howe’s men have blown PSG away at St. James’ Park. Four goals and a first Champions League victory in more than 20 years moves them to the top of Group F.

They’ll certainly be thinking about qualifying for the knockout rounds now.

Mike Jones4 October 2023 22:01

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