Eddie Howe was left counting the cost of a “poor decision” that snuffed out Newcastle United’s Champions League hopes.
Alexandre Issac’s first-half goal saw the visitors dream of a famous victory over Paris-Saint Germain before Kylian Mbappe’s 98th-minute free-kick equalized to earn the French champions a share of the points.
After a great defensive effort, including a save from the winger Nick Pope, Tino Livramento cleared Ousmane Dembele’s cross in the dying minutes.
Mbappe made no mistake from 12 yards and finally beat the Pope to leave Hwain’s team now relying on Borussia Dortmund to give them a chance to progress, taking points away from PSG.
“I think, in my opinion, it was not the right decision,” he said later.
“A lot of things to consider in that moment, I think first the speed, and then when you slow down[it]it looks completely different from a live event. Another thing is the hands in an unnatural position. I think they’re running side to side, in a running motion.”
“I feel like it’s a poor decision. And I think it’s very frustrating for us. Because at that moment you know how much time is left in the game, but we can’t do anything.”