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PSG is defeated at home by dominant Newcastle.

The French champions, including starlet Kylian Mbappe, were overwhelmed by the atmosphere and intensity on and off the field as Eddie Howe’s team earned a well-deserved victory in Newcastle’s first home game in Europe’s top flight since a 2-0 defeat to Barcelona in March 2003.

Even before Miguel Almiron sent the Toon Army wild by giving them a 17th-minute lead after PSG keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma could only palm out Alexander Isak’s shot, the Toon Army had transformed St. James’ Park into four walls of black and white.

It was to be a dramatic night for Italy goalkeeper Donnarumma, who tried in vain six minutes before halftime to claw out Dan Burn’s towering header. Newcastle had already crossed the line, but they had to wait for a video assistance referee to check for offside before they could celebrate.

Donnarumma was again a key role as Newcastle took a three-goal lead five minutes after the break, the goalkeeper’s failed attempt at a block allowed Sean Longstaff’s powerful strike from an angle to sneak in.

PSG’s chances were few, but they did pull one back after 56 minutes with a header from Lucas Hernandez – but this was Newcastle’s night from start to finish.

Swiss defender In stoppage time, Fabian Schar made it 4-1 by curling a spectacular strike past Donnarumma from the edge of the box into the top corner.

Newcastle now leads Group F after the three points and a draw away to AC Milan.

Have your say on the game Resurrection to Newcastle vs. PSG, as well as the rest of Wednesday’s Champions League action.
The night Tyneside was waiting for Newcastle was alive with Champions League expectation hours before kickoff, as fans flocked around St. James Park for the first game in this competition here in two decades.


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