Newcastle United 4-1 PSG: 3 takeaways from historic Toon win

Miguel Almiron, Newcastle (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)
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Newcastle United played their second group stage match in the UEFA Champions League yesterday against Paris Saint-Germain. Newcastle won 4-1 in a historic night at St. James’ Park and now sit top of Group F. Here are three things that stood out in Newcastle’s dominant win over PSG:

Newcastle starting on the front foot

The Magpies knew it would not be an easy game against the Ligue 1 Title winners. Newcastle had to start the game with high intensity and not let PSG get comfortable, which is exactly what they did. The Magpies were pressing high up the pitch, winning tackles, and playing sharp, accurate passes.

Newcastle broke the deadlock in the 17th minute with a goal from Miguel Almirón. Alexander Isak intercepted a poor pass from Marquinhos and shot the ball, but his effort was saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma. Almirón followed up with the rebound and slotted the ball into the back of the net to open the scoring early.

From there, the Magpies would not take their foot off the gas pedal. Newcastle created several more scoring opportunities and startled PSG, forcing them into poor passes and giving away the ball. Similarly to the Manchester City game in the Carabao Cup, the Magpies were in control of the game.