Had little to do except pick the ball out of his net twice, and will be disappointed with the space his defenders gave Carroll for the winner.
Manuel da Costa
Friday's arrest seemed to have little effect on his game, as the Hammers centre-back kept Ameobi very quiet, with a series of towering headers.
Was not particularly troubled by Barton in the first half but saw more of the action after switching to centre-back after Upson exited through injury. One last ditch block on Carroll and a series of headers made him easily West Ham's best player.
It's no surprise that the home defence looked far more solid with the England international returning to the back line. The No.15 marshalled his fellow defenders well before going off injured.
Dealt with the mercurial Gutierrez well, limiting the Argentine to a few hopeful crosses. Even got in a few of his own attacking balls.
Neat and tidy from the east end boy, who linked up well with Obinna, but as the game wore on his contribution faded.
Spent more time tracking his man than attacking Enrique at left-back and was often overlapped by the far more adventurous Jacobsen.
Not the battling midfielder's finest game, but the perhaps is due to the high expectations the Hammers faithful have for their captain. Rifled in some trademark long range efforts but rarely troubled Krul in the away goal.
The usually flamboyant forward was the quietest player on the pitch, looking like a man who wanted to be anywhere else but in east London on a cold Saturday evening.
Played the lone forward's role with gusto and guile but found himself isolated for long periods, encapsulated by a flick-on header to no-one that rolled into Krul's arms. Took his goal well, although could have hardly missed.
A solid replacement for the injured Harper, with a series of excellent catches. Could do nothing for Cole's early goal but handled everything else comfortably.
More concerned with attacking that his defensive duties, and even when he did go forward found decent crosses wanting. Struggled against the exciting Obinna in the first period.
The permed Argentine was his usual bullish self, but found himself supporting the struggling Simpson, thus leaving holes in the centre early on. Far more comfortable after the break.
Found Carlton Cole's brute force too much to deal with on occasions, but was by no means lacking in effort.
Not asked to do anything more than stem West Ham attacks at left-back, but managed to get forward on more than one occasion and whip in a few crosses.
A typically robust display from the Magpies captain capped off with a well-taken goal in front of the travelling fans.
Involved in most moves the away side managed to put together, and was more than a match for his central midfield opponents. Perhaps should have flashed in a few more shots when given the opportunity, but controlled play with a swagger in the middle.
Playing in a slightly unfamiliar role on the right side of midfield, the Newcastle man was roundly booed when he got on the ball for his first few touches, but silenced the home fans with a superb deep cross for Carroll's header.
A typically athletic display from the Newcastle No.9 who hassled and harried the home defenders, and after supplying the assist for Nolan's goal, gave Green no chance with his close range header on 69 minutes.
Quiet compared to his strike partner, but still saw plenty of the ball and linked up well with his midfield men.
- 29 M. Stech
Slotted in at left-back at Upson went off and seemed off the pace, allowing Barton too much time and space.
- 3 T. Ben Haim
- 13 Boa Morte
- 20 J. Faubert
Given the task of lifting a lagging Hammers side late on but had little impact.
Needs to lose a few more pounds if he is to see more action on the pitch.