Sean Longstaff scored in the Champions League vs PSG at home, then watched the away fixture in a local pub next to his old school

Newcastle player Sean Longstaff celebrates after scoring the third goal during the UEFA Champions League match between Newcastle United FC and Paris Saint-Germain at St. James Park on October 04, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
Sean Longstaff celebrates after scoring the third goal vs PSG in the Champions League (Image credit: Getty Images)

Sean Longstaff will find it difficult to top the moment he scored for Newcastle United in the Champions League. Adding to the magnitude of that moment was the fact it came at the iconic Gallowgate End of St James’ Park, a venue that hadn’t seen Champions League football for 20 years.

It also came against a stellar PSG side containing Kylian Mbappe, who have since advanced as far as the competition's Last 16. It all but sealed the game for Newcastle who went 3-0 up with Longstaff’s powerful drive past Gianluigi Donnarumma.

They eventually won the game 4-1 to record one of the greatest wins in the club’s 130+ year history. “It was a night made in heaven,” explains Longstaff to FourFourTwo

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Matthew Ketchell
Deputy Editor

A former goalkeeper, Ketch joined FourFourTwo as Deputy Editor in 2022 having worked across ChronicleLive, LeedsLive, Hull Daily Mail, YorkshireLive, Teesside Gazette and the Huddersfield Examiner as a Northern Football Editor. Prior to that he was the Senior Writer at BBC Match of the Day magazine. He has interviewed the likes of Harry Kane, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gareth Southgate and attended two World Cup finals and a Champions League final. He has been a Newcastle United season ticket holder since 2000 and has an expensive passion for collecting classic football shirts.