Eddie Howe feels Newcastle United 'injustice' after what happened against Paris Saint-Germain

Newcastle United were denied a huge in Paris via Kylian Mbappe's controversial injury time penalty.
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Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe felt a sense of injustice after a late Kylian Mbappe penalty denied his side victory at the Parc des Princes.

The Magpies led 1-0 via Alexander Isak's 24th-minute opener until PSG were awarded a spot-kick in the sixth minute of stoppage time when Tino Livramento was penalised for a handball.

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Referee Szymon Marciniak initially waved away the appeals of the PSG players before being sent over to the VAR monitor.

Magpies legend Alan Shearer called the decision "disgusting" but Howe gave a more measured response.

Howe said: "Yes I do. It was, in my opinion, not the right decision. So many things to take into account. I think the speed first, it was a ricochet that when slowed down looks totally different from the live event.

"The ball hits his chest first then comes up, and hits his hand. I don't think his hand is in an unnatural position. It's done by his side, he's in a running motion. I feel it's a poor decision.

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"It was hugely frustrating for us because in that moment because in that moment you know how little time there is left in the game. Nothing we can do about that.

"I was fearing the worst. I can't remember how many times it had happened in the game when you fear that due to numbers one is going to go against you. You should feel every decision is independent.

"But of course, when he goes to the monitor you fear the worst and you just hope the referee, in that moment, can see it clearly for what it is, rather than the opinion they're getting somewhere else."

The Magpies were on course to move up to second in Group F and in turn put themselves in prime position to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League.

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Howe's side now must better PSG's result on the final round of group fixtures next month.

Newcastle welcome AC Milan to St James' Park while the Ligue 1 champions travel to Borussia Dortmund, who have guaranteed a top-two spot after beating Milan this evening. 

"I have to control myself, that's my job. It doesn't do any good to lose control of what you think and say.

"But I just feel for the players after what they've given today and how we've performed in very difficult circumstances and what that decision does to the group. Now the destiny is not with us, but that's tough to take after being so close."

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