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

Miguel Almiron, Newcastle (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)
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Geordie boys get the job done

It was always going to be a historic game for Newcastle despite the result. The two local lads Dan Burn and Sean Longstaff both got on the score sheet in what was their first ever Champions League match.

Burn’s goal came after a lengthy VAR check to see if Bruno Guimarães was onsides or not leading up to the goal. Guimarães crossed the ball into the goal area to Burn, who towered over the PSG defenders to head the ball over the line.

Longstaff scored the third goal to begin the second half. Longstaff made a good run to the edge of the box and was picked out by Kieran Trippier. Longstaff fired the shot with his right-foot and Donnarumma got a hand on it, but the ball deflected into the back of the net.

The two players who played in Newcastle’s academy scored in the team’s first UCL game at St. James’ Park in over 20 years. It could not have been anymore historic for the Magpies in what was a very special night for everyone.