It was a deserved win for the Merseysiders against a depleted Newcastle, who have now lost as many games this season, five, as in the whole of the last campaign, and with a long injury list that has left them with 12 players sidelined.
The 23-year-old Italy international was sanctioned with an 18-month ban last month by the Italian Football Federation, eight months of which will be commuted to alternative treatment after an agreement was reached with the Federal Prosecutor's Office.
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag looked shell-shocked as his team were booed off the pitch and the Dutchman is under intense pressure following their 3-0 defeat by Manchester City at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Newcastle United's first defeat of their Champions League return could prove an expensive one with injuries adding to manager Eddie Howe's frustrations at their 1-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund at a rainy St James' Park on Wednesday.
Sandro Tonali is still available for selection at Newcastle United for their Premier League game with Crystal Palace, despite the Italian midfielder's ongoing investigation for illegal betting, manager Eddie Howe said on Friday.
While Paris St Germain have had a clear playing style this season, the French champions looked completely lost when it came to dealing with Newcastle United's high-intensity pressing in their 4-1 defeat at St James' Park on Wednesday.
A rampant Newcastle United put in a stellar showing to secure a superb 4-1 victory over French champions Paris St Germain in their first Champions League home match in 20 years on Wednesday.
Newcastle United dumped Manchester City out of the League Cup 1-0 on Wednesday and drew a fourth round trip to holders Manchester United, who beat them in last season's final, as their reward.
When they thrashed visiting Aston Villa 5-1 on the opening day of the season it seemed the momentum had continued into the new campaign but defeats by Manchester City, Liverpool and Brighton & Hove Albion have stopped them in their tracks.
David Derbyshire, 35, was also given a six-year ban from football matches after he ran into the technical area and shoved Howe in the closing stages of the clash at Elland Road on March 13.
The late kick-off at the Etihad will be City's fourth game in two weeks and follows Wednesday's UEFA Super Cup penalty shootout win over Sevilla in the sapping heat and humidity of Athens.
The injury to Mings comes days after the Birmingham side lost Emiliano Buendia to a serious knee injury that will reportedly keep him out for up to eight months.
British media reported Newcastle's deal with events company Sela was worth 25 million pounds ($31.42 million) annually. Sela will replace Chinese gambling firm Fun88 on the front of Newcastle's match day shirts.
Sunday's home game against fourth-placed Newcastle could be Lampard's last at Stamford Bridge, where he was adored by Chelsea fans as the heart and soul of the club's midfield during a trophy-laden 13 years as a player - before a less successful first spell as manager from 2019-2021.
"All season we haven't focused on where we are, who's around us, the form of teams - we've just focused on ourselves and that's all we can do," Howe told reporters ahead the Arsenal match.
A damp night in east London was turned into a Tyneside party as Eddie Howe's rampant side punished an error-riddled West Ham who were the architects of their own downfall.
Forest will host the first leg after beating Wolverhampton Wanderers in a penalty shootout while Marcus Rashford's late double led Manchester United to a 3-0 victory over third-tier Charlton Athletic on Tuesday to reach the last four.
This time last year even a diehard Newcastle United optimist might have scoffed at the idea that 12 months on the club would be third in the Premier League and providing three players to Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad.
Newcastle United's record signing Alexander Isak is building up his fitness following a thigh injury but Sunday's clash against Manchester United comes too soon for the Swedish striker, manager Eddie Howe said on Friday.
Howe's side travel to Stamford Bridge on Sunday to face Chelsea, who will be playing their second game since the Russian billionaire's UK assets were frozen.