Sam Allardyce was happy with the performance of Jose Enrique on his full Newcastle United debut in Sunday's victory over Everton.

The United boss handed a first Premier League start to Jose Enrique after the Spaniard came through a reserve game six days ago at Man City.

And Allardyce was happy with his new boys.

He told the Evening Chronicle: "It was Jose Enrique's first Premier League start. I was comfortable with him, and I hope he grows with the team.

"We had Claudio back again. He has terrific experience, which is what you need.

"Overall, it was a great performance and three great goals."