Salomon Rondon scored the only goal of the game against Huddersfield.
Our Newcastle United writer Miles Starforth has dished out his player ratings from the John Smith's Stadium - Scroll down and flick through our gallery to see how each player performed.
Dubravka Denied Billing with a superb first-half save, well-protected by his defence after the break. 7 Replaced the suspended Yedlin and set up Rondon's goal. 6 Unsteady in the first half, but grew in strength and part his part in a huge win. 6 Recalled after serving a one-game ban and was a big influence in defence and attack. 8 Steady performance on the left side of Newcastle's three-man defence. 6 Gave the ball away cheaply before the break, but improved in the second half. 6 Not a big influence with the ball, tried to disrupt Huddersfield as best he could. 6 On set-piece duty, was more careful with the ball than some of his colleagues. 7 Had some bright moments, but still short of form. 6 Worked hard before the break and had a hand in Rondon's match-winning goal. 7 Led the line well on a difficult afternoon, given a simple finish after the break thanks to Manquillo and Perez. 7 (for Ki, 72) Helped United see the game out. 6