Enjoyed a comfortable first half until Demba Ba's arrival and could do little about the Senegalese striker's excellent finish. Saved well from Ben Arfa in the last five minutes to keep his side in it but could do nothing to stop Ba's second.
As cool as ever in defence, but faced a more difficult task in keeping two strikers quiet in the second.
Solid at the back and even had a few impressive forays forward, including an incredible half-volley which skimmed the post. Should have done better in stopping Shola Ameobi who provided the assist for the winner.
Put forward a good case for his selection as England's first-choice left-back with yet another brilliant performance, capped by a goal. Is there a better crosser of the ball in the Premier League?
Had a comfortable night at right-back but was rarely threatened on the outside.
Displayed all the reasons he has been recently linked with a move to a Champions League club. Dominant aerially and unfortunate to see a goal wrongly chalked off for offside.
Everton's anchor in midfield. Solid in the tackle and kept things simple, though almost gave a goal away with a wayward header in his own box. Was booked in the first half.
Impressed in a deeper midfield role, moving the ball intelligently and not lacking bite in the tackle.
Continued his brilliant link-up play with Baines and provided the pass for both goals. Everton's biggest threat.
A real livewire on the right-hand side for the hosts. Troubled Santon constantly and looked dangerous going outside or in.
Saw an early goal ruled out for offside and was subbed not long after due to a knee injury sustained in scrambling the ball in.
Could arguably have done better with both goals despite both coming from inside the box. But made an excellent stop to turn Anichebe's header onto the bar late in the game - even though it crossed the line on second viewing.
Struggled at right-back against Pienaar and Baines but brought calm to central midfield when switched with Anita in the second half.
Never really looked like he could deal with the brilliant Mirallas and wasn't exactly helped by Hatem Ben Arfa.
Not as impressive as his centre-back partner Williamson and was too easily turned by Anichebe late on.
Played a large part in keeping his side in touch as Everton dominated the first half with some vital blocks and interceptions.
Not a night to remember for the Frenchman. Woeful in the first half and dragged off at half-time for Ba.
Showed no control in the middle during the first half but improved immeasurably when asked to move to right-back.
H. Ben Arfa
Looked like Newcastle's biggest threat in the first half when on the ball but showed a criminal lack of defensive discipline to help Santon.
Struggled to make an impact in the first half but improved in the second, as evidenced by his well-weighted assist for Ba.
Had zero impact in an attacking sense but was typically industrious on the flanks.
Never looked threatening as the lone striker but created space for Ba with his intelligent movement in the second period.
Provided little impact as a late sub.
A less subtle option than Jelavic, the man he replaced, but worked hard to bully the Newcastle defenders. Unlucky to have a goal disallowed which looked to have crossed the line on replays but made up for it with a brilliant turn and finish at the death.