Fabian Schar celebrates scoring against Cardiff.
Our Newcastle United writer Miles Starforth has dished out his player ratings following the comprehensive victory - scroll down and flick through our gallery to see how each player performed.
Had a quiet afternoon between the posts thanks to his team-mates. 6 Got forward and supported the attack all afternoon. 6 Opened his United account with a superb solo goal and made certain of the points with a second. 8 Shrugged off the injury suffered at Ewood Park and led the team to an important victory. 6 A solid 90 minutes for the defender on his comeback from long-term injury. 6 Given an ovation when replaced by Manquillo, ran himself into the ground. 6 Competed well physically and bossed the midfield. 7 Calm and composed on his fourth consecutive start for United. 7 Lively in the final third of the pitch, supported Rondon well. 6 Created several opportunities and caused problems all afternoon for Bennett. 6 Led the line well, covered a lot of ground and held the ball up. 6