Started off with a bad pass which led to Milner's opening goal and never managed to redeem himself through the rest of the match.
Given a torrid time by Tevez and got caught out for the first two goals.
Made a superb tackle to deny Tevez in the second half, but unfortunately diverted Tevez's late strike into the net.
Tried to get forward as much as possible, but could not create enough chances.
The best of the back four, was always available to push forward and get crosses towards Carroll.
Midfielder tried to support his back four as much as possible.
Swung in some superb corners looking for Carroll and kept fighting in the midfield to try to get his side back into the game.
Ran himself into the ground, but could not find any joy from Kolarov and was eventually subbed in the second half.
Got in the way of two Carroll chances and failed to connect with a couple of crosses that would have got his side back into the game.
Newcastle's best player, gave both Lescott and Kompany nightmares as he bullied the defenders.
Not the best game from the England international as he failed to properly deal with Newcastle crosses.
Stood up to Carroll and managed to get a couple of tackles that helped avert goal chances.
Managed to snuff out the threat of Routledge on the right wing and tried to push forward.
Coming in for the suspended Kolo Toure, he looked uncomfortable with the presence of Carroll.
Did not look comfortable as Gutierrez kept running at him, especially in the second half.
Tried to support Tevez as much as possible, but could not make a real impact on the game.
Looked isolated wide, played some neat passes, but never really got a foothold in the game.
Got forward at every attempt and helped the front three with some superb passing.
Did superbly in the wide position, whipping in crosses at will for Tevez as well as helping his defenders.
N. de Jong
The hate figure of the home support, the sitting midfielder could not get on the ball as much as he wanted to.
Outstanding performance, both in attack and defence. Quick off the mark to pounce on Krul's early mistake to help give Man City the lead.