A British fairy tale took place in St. James Park on a magical European night. Newcastle United absolutely smashed European giants, Paris-Saint Germain, 4-1, in front of an electric home crowd.
Heading into the game, almost zero pundits and sports betting websites projected Newcastle to tie against PSG, let alone beat them. Even with the huge doubt and scrutiny Newcastle received, the players and fans didn’t care.
During the team walkouts, and the singing of the UCL anthem, St. James Park was absolutely rocking, reaching one of the highest decibel levels recorded in UCL history, shown here in this video clip here.
Early into the game, every tackle, every possession won back, every long ball pass, the Geordie crowd exploded. Newcastle needed this when playing the reigning champions of France, and the crowd's support pushed Newcastle to new levels.
Throughout the first half, Newcastle were surprisingly playing better and making PSG play into their game, and history beckoned as Miguel Almirón won the ball in PSG’s goal box and fired his shot. In the 17th minute, St. James Park erupted as Almirón’s shot hit the back of the net.
Newcastle’s first European goal since 2002, the scenes of the crowd were magical and the feeling of scoring against PSG was like a shot of adrenaline.
The pressure didn't let up there as Newcastle’s deafening crowd continued to motivate the team to push for another goal, which would come just 22 minutes later, when Dan Burn would dunk on PSG’s brand new $76 Million center-back.
The fairy tale first half would come to an end, but the crowd continued to sing their chants, and shake the stadium.
In the second half, many pundits and fans online thought Newcastle wouldn’t be able to continue their first half magic, and PSG would come back and shatter their dreams of winning. The opposite would happen.
Instead of backing down, Newcastle would slot in the goal of the night in the 50th and 90+1st minute to secure a legendary win.
That fateful night on October 4th in St. James Park will forever be remembered as one of the greatest European upsets in Football history.