An Andy Carroll hat-trick and a Kevin Nolan double helped the Magpies to a special win in only their second match back in the top flight as they atoned for last week's 3-0 loss to Manchester United in great fashion.
Venue: St James' Park Crowd:43,546 Referee: Martin Atkinson Yellow cards:NU - Joey Barton 19', Alan Smith 64', James Perch 46' AV - Nigel Reo-Coker 78'
NU Steve Harper (gk), Fabricio Coloccini, Michael Williamson, Jose Enrique, James Perch, Alan Smith (Taylor 76'), Joey Barton, Jonas Gutierrez, Wayne Routledge (Ameobi 77'), Andy Carroll, Kevin Nolan
Subs - Tim Krul (gk), Shole Ameobi (77'), Ryan Taylor (76'), Xisco (81') (Xisco 81'), Peter Lovenkrands, Haris Vuckic, James Tavernier
AV Brad Friedel (gk), Ciaran Clark (Beye 89'), Richard Dunne, Stephen Warnock, Luke Young, Stephen Ireland, Stiliyan Petrov, John Carew (Reo-Coker 65'), Ashley Young, Stewart Downing, Marc Albrighton (Heskey 58')