Blyth footballer Dan Burn scores header for Newcastle United in famous Champions League win against PSG
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The 31-year-old defender, who was born in Ashington and raised in Blyth, headed home a cross from Bruno Guimarães for the Magpies’ second goal of the evening, given after a lengthy VAR check.
He was later joined on the scoresheet by North Shields native Sean Longstaff, who fired one under the goalkeeper in the early stages of the second half.
Burn has also been praised for helping keep PSG star man Kylian Mbappé off the scoresheet as Newcastle completed a famous win.
Speaking to broadcaster TNT Sports after the game, Burn said: "We knew that Paris St-Germain were not going to change the way they play.
“They obviously are one of the best teams in the world, but we said that we would go out and attack every game.”
He added: “I have had a very up and down career. I was released by Fulham at 25 so to be able to come back and play Champions League football, I am very proud.
"It is like a dream. I am waiting for someone to wake me up.
“Ever since I came here I have just seemed to go on an upward trajectory. I am waiting for the bubble to pop.”
Longstaff told TNT Sports: "It's some night. I think we knew it was going to be special with the atmosphere but I think for me and Burny to score on a night like tonight is pretty surreal and I am lost for words really.
"I think to be honest there are some of us that thought three years ago we were probably out of the door and it was not a great place to be, but since the takeover it has been absolutely amazing.
“I am so proud to be from Newcastle and I am over the moon."