Newcastle United stunned Paris Saint-Germain with a 4-1 win in their UEFA Champions League group stage match on Thursday, October 5. The victory sees Newcastle top Group F on seven points, two ahead of PSG.
The match started at a high tempo, with Newcastle taking the initiative and scoring the first goal in the 15th minute through Miguel Almiron. Almiron tapped in from close range after a cross from Allan Saint-Maximin.
PSG tried to equalize, but they struggled to break down Newcastle’s defense. In the 35th minute, PSG had a golden opportunity through Kylian Mbappe, but the ball was saved by Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.
Newcastle doubled their lead in the 45th minute through Dan Burn. Burn headed in from close range after a cross from Joelinton.
PSG pulled one back in the 56th minute through Neymar. Neymar curled the ball into the top corner from outside the box.
However, Newcastle restored their two-goal lead in the 65th minute through Sean Longstaff. Longstaff fired in from outside the box after a pass from Almiron.
Newcastle sealed the win in the 80th minute through Fabian Schar. Schar headed in from close range after a cross from Saint-Maximin.
The defeat is PSG’s first in the Champions League this season. They will face RB Leipzig in their next match on October 19.
Newcastle were very impressive in the match. They played with discipline and were clinical in front of goal. Saint-Maximin and Joelinton were particularly good for Newcastle.
PSG played well, but they were unable to match Newcastle’s intensity. PSG conceded four goals from four shots on target.
Eddie Howe, Newcastle United manager, said his team was delighted with the result.
“This is a very important win for us. We played very well and deserved to win,” said Howe.
Mauricio Pochettino, PSG manager, said his team was disappointed with the result.
“We played well in the first half and managed to pull one back. However, we were unable to score the winning goal,” said Pochettino.