A later-than-late penalty—fraudulent by (VAR) nature—earned PSG a last-second chance to snatch a point from the penalty spot following a dominant second-half showing. Alexander Isak put the Magpies ahead, Kylian Mbappe tied the affair, and everything will be decided on the final matchday midway through December.
Here are the player ratings from our superheroes in their game away at PSG.
Nick Pope - 9: Pulled off some brilliant saves and commanded his box really well. Communicated with the back four and looked as composed as we’ve seen him. A top performance and was robbed of a famous clean sheet.
Kieran Trippier - 9: Running out of superlatives for Trippier. He is an incredible athlete, his leadership during a game is phenomenal. It is no surprise that Almiron’s performances have dramatically improved with Trippier behind him. Made some crucial blocks and was a cool head at the back.
Jamaal Lascelles - 8: Shaky at times but overall another solid display from the skipper. Since coming back into the side, his improvement in all areas has been incredible.
Fabian Schar - 8: Like his captain, looked a bit shaky at times, and gave the ball away uncharacteristically on a number of occasions. Overall though, Schar was very impressive.
Tino Livramento - 9: Playing out of position and you wouldn’t even think it. He was superb, his run in the lead up to Newcastle’s goal was incredible. Another astonishing display from a top talent.
Lewis Miley - 10: Man of the match, he was unbelievable. His mates were back home looking forward to another day of school, while he was bossing the middle of the park against PSG. His rise has been really good to see. To think he is only going to get better is quite frightening. Miley’s off the ball runs, allowing others to have more space was the kind of in-game intelligence you rarely see from a 17-year-old. The future is very bright indeed.
Bruno Guimaraes - 9: Superb. Looks very comfortable with Miley beside him. The Brazil international looks back to his best. Broke up play really well and tried to get Newcastle on the attack when possible.
Joelinton - 8: Tireless performance. Bulldozed his way through the PSG midfield on occasion in true Joelinton fashion. A real steely performance.
Miguel Almiron - 9: He was all over the pitch. Closed down absolutely everything and ran himself into the ground. Unfortunate not to get an assist early in the game when Isak fired over the bar.
Alexander Isak - 8: As good as Callum WIlson is, Newcastle are a completely different threat with Isak up front. He took his goal well, anticipating the ball to come back out to him. Isak will be disappointed with the chance he missed early in the first half, when he fired over the bar from Almiron’s set up.
Anthony Gordon - 9: Not sure this man ever has an off day anymore. He was always an outlet when needed, took the pressure off the defenders with his dribbling, and getting the ball away from danger. An absolute workhorse.
Man of the Match: Lewis Miley
Chelsea followed by PSG will be topped off with the visit of Manchester United on Saturday. The big game just keep coming for Newcastle this season. A win for Howe’s side would be huge and keep them in the fight for the Champions League places.