How did the players fare in Newcastle United’s 4-1 win over Paris St Germain?

NEWCASTLE (4-3-3):

7 Pope: Had surprisingly little to do for most of the night, but made a couple of important claims from crosses

8 Trippier: Was superb against Mbappe when the world’s best player was playing on the left – put in a couple of excellent corners

9 Lascelles: Barely played a game last season – yet when called into action, helped mark some of the world’s best attackers out of the game

9 Schar: Didn’t put a foot wrong defensively, and crowned Newcastle’s night with a sensational long-range finish

9 Burn: Summed up Newcastle’s wholehearted commitment by outjumping the entire PSG defence to power home his side’s second goal

9 LONGSTAFF: What a night for the Geordie – ran the game at the heart of midfield and scored after making a great run into the box

9 Guimaraes: Is right back to his best – got Newcastle going with some incisive passing and intelligent midfield play

7 Tonali: Produced some nice touches, and had a hand in setting up Burn’s goal, but was tiring by the time he was taken off midway through the second half

8 Almiron: Ran himself into the ground to help pin back the PSG defence, and displayed real composure to stroke home the opening goal

7 Isak: Didn’t afford PSG’s defender’s a moment’s rest – didn’t really have a clear-cut chance, but still played an influential role

8 Gordon: Set the tone for Newcastle’s performance with his early pressing – unsettled the PSG backline all evening


6 Anderson (for Tonali, 64): Helped keep Newcastle’s energy levels up in the closing stages of the game

Murphy (for Almiron, 71)

(not used): Dubravka (gk), Karius (gk), Dummett, Targett, Hall, Livramento, L Miley.


Donnarumma 5; Hakimi 5, Marquinhos 4, Skriniar 3, Hernandez 5; Dembele 4, Ugarte 4 (Vitinha 64, 5), ZAIRE-EMERY 5; Kolo Muani 4 (Barcolo 58, 5), Ramos 3, Mbappe 4.

Subs (not used): Navas (gk), Tenas, Mukiele, Ruiz, Soler, Pereira.

Man Of The Match: SEAN LONGSTAFF – Once a ball-boy on European nights, on this evidence, the Geordie is one of the continent’s premier midfielders.