Dominant Newcastle roar to home victory over PSG

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By Phil McNultyChief football writer at St. James' Park

Last updated on 1 minute ago.From the section European Football

Dan Burn scores against PSGDan Burn scored Newcastle's second goal in a superb win over Paris St-Germain

Newcastle United welcomed Champions League football back to St. James' Park in style as Paris St-Germain were overpowered in a highly-charged atmosphere on Tyneside.

The French champions - including superstar Kylian Mbappe - found the atmosphere and intensity on and off the pitch just too much as Eddie Howe's side secured a richly-deserved win in Newcastle's first home game in Europe's elite competition since a 2-0 defeat to Barcelona in March 2003.

The Toon Army had already transformed St. James' Park into four walls of black and white even before Miguel Almiron sent them wild by giving them a 17th-minute lead after PSG keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma could only palm out Alexander Isak's shot, as Marquinhos was punished for carelessly conceding possession.

It was to prove an eventful night for Italy keeper Donnarumma, who tried in vain to claw out Dan Burn's towering header six minutes before half-time. The ball had already crossed the line but Newcastle still had to wait for a video assistant referee check for offside before the celebrations could begin.

Donnarumma was a central figure again as Newcastle went three up five minutes after the break, the goalkeeper's poor attempt at a block allowing Sean Longstaff's powerful shot from an angle to creep in.

PSG's threats were rare but they did pull one back after 56 minutes through Lucas Hernandez's header - but this was Newcastle's night from start to finish.

Swiss centre-back Fabian Schar added the icing on the cake in stoppage time as he curled a stunning shot past Donnarumma from the edge of the box into the top corner to make it 4-1.

The three points, added to an opening draw away to AC Milan, mean Newcastle go top of Group F.

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Newcastle United

Squad number22Player namePope

Squad number2Player nameTrippier

Squad number6Player nameLascelles

Squad number5Player nameSchär

Squad number33Player nameBurn

Squad number36Player nameS Longstaff

Squad number39Player nameBruno Guimarães

Squad number8Player nameTonali

Squad number24Player nameAlmirón

Squad number14Player nameIsak

Squad number10Player nameGordon

Squad number13Player nameTargett

Squad number23Player nameMurphy

Squad number32Player nameAnderson

Paris Saint Germain

Squad number99Player nameG Donnarumma

Squad number2Player nameHakimi

Squad number5Player nameMarquinhos

Squad number37Player nameSkriniar

Squad number21Player nameHernández

Squad number4Player nameUgarte

Squad number33Player nameZaïre-Emery

Squad number10Player nameDembélé

Squad number7Player nameMbappé

Squad number23Player nameKolo Muani

Squad number9Player nameGonçalo Ramos

Squad number17Player nameVitinha

Squad number29Player nameBarcola

Line-ups

Newcastle

Formation 4-3-3

22PopeBooked at 87mins2Trippier6Lascelles5Schär33Burn36S Longstaff39Bruno GuimarãesBooked at 45mins8TonaliSubstituted forAndersonat 65'minutes24AlmirónSubstituted forMurphyat 71'minutes14Isak10GordonBooked at 70minsSubstituted forTargettat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

1Dúbravka3Dummett13Targett18Karius20Hall21Livramento23Murphy32Anderson47Miley

PSG

Formation 4-2-3-1

99G Donnarumma2HakimiBooked at 43mins5Marquinhos37Skriniar21HernándezBooked at 38mins4UgarteSubstituted forVitinhaat 64'minutes33Zaïre-EmeryBooked at 81mins10DembéléBooked at 67mins7Mbappé23Kolo MuaniSubstituted forBarcolaat 57'minutes9Gonçalo Ramos

Substitutes

1Navas8Ruiz15Danilo17Vitinha26Mukiele28Soler29Barcola80Tenas

Live Text

Match ends, Newcastle United 4, Paris Saint Germain 1.

Second Half ends, Newcastle United 4, Paris Saint Germain 1.

Attempt missed. Vitinha (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Achraf Hakimi.

Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jacob Murphy (Newcastle United).

Substitution, Newcastle United. Matt Targett replaces Anthony Gordon.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Dan Burn.

Goal! Newcastle United 4, Paris Saint Germain 1. Fabian Schär (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jacob Murphy.

Foul by Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain).

Anthony Gordon (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Nick Pope (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Vitinha (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Kylian Mbappé.

Attempt missed. Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Bradley Barcola.

Lucas Hernández (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jacob Murphy (Newcastle United).

Attempt saved. Alexander Isak (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sean Longstaff.

Attempt saved. Bruno Guimarães (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross.

Warren Zaïre-Emery (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Warren Zaïre-Emery (Paris Saint Germain).

Bruno Guimarães (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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