Could have done little to prevent any of the goals, and made a couple of decent saves to give his side hope. The Dutchman's poor distribution remains one of his major weaknesses.
Clearly lacked the pace to keep up with the visitors' slick attacking threats, but defended intelligently, dropping deep and looking to time his tackles. Was a major threat from set-pieces, setting up a couple of chances and drawing a fine save from Hart with a left-footed volley.
Back in the team after a recent injury and looked to quell City's attacks through the centre of the pitch. Committed as ever from the midfielder, but there was little he could do to stop Silva, Tevez et al when they got in full flow.
Intercepted a number of passes well but was occasionally caught out by City's movement. Beaten to the ball by Yaya Toure for the game's decisive fourth goal.
Appalling defending for City's second goal, lazily stood with an arm on the post and was unable to adjust in time to keep out Garcia's header. His concentration was lacking throughout and he gave the visitors far too many chances.
With Cisse and Ba rotating the right-wing role between them, was afforded little help, and consequently struggled. Beaten by a succession of City attackers and looked clumsy when on the ball, wasting a couple of good openings
Always made himself available deep in midfield, and had his customary wild efforts from distance. Was dominated largely by Yaya Toure, however, and was withdrawn late in the game, with the hosts chasing the game.
The Dutchman's continued improvement has been noted by Alan Pardew, and he was good again here. Showed the more attacking side of his game, breaking forward and linking play well. Delivered well from a number of set-pieces.
Lined up on the left wing but spent the majority of his time running back towards his own goal to help Santon. Rarely threatened Pablo Zabaleta, who took full advantage, by bombing forward down the flank.
Stuck to his guns, despite Kolo Toure's attempts to clatter him early on and got the goal he deserved in the second half, latching on to Coloccini's hooked ball to nod home.
Denied a fine goal in the opening couple of minutes by Hart's superb save and once again worked hard in a right-wing position. had another chance in the second half but flashed a left-footed shot over.
Kept the scores level in the second minute with a sharp low save from Cisse before keeping his side ahead later on the half with a similar stop from Williamson. Could do little as Ba planted a header past him early in the second half.
Should have received a first-half booking for three quick fouls on Ba. as finally yellow carded in the second half, but was the champions' weak link throughout. Lacked the pace and confidence to shackle the No.19 and was second-best all afternoon.
Fairly composed alongside the jittery Kolo Toure, but still found the pace and power of Ba and Cisse tough to contend with throughout the 90 minutes.
Lost the ball a couple of times as he looked to break forward, and ended up sticking to his defensive tasks against Ba and Cisse on his flank.
Barely threatened at all by his compatriot Gutierrez and looked to push forward throughout. Crossed well and defended strongly in a decent afternoon's work.
A majestic afternoon for the Spaniard. Every touch beat his man, and every pass found its target. He was central to City's clever one-touch play in advanced positions and saw Garcia rise highest to power home his corner late in the first half.
City's captain in Vincent Kompany's absence. Split the home defence with an incredible pass to set up the opener and charged around midfield with power and poise in equal measure, burst forward to tap home the visitors' fourth.
Displayed excellent vision and composure to give Aguero an easy goal when one-on-one with Krul, hit the post as City carved through Newcastle later but was forced off with a groin injury after 35 minutes.
Sat deep in midfield and mopped up the hosts' attacks well. His presence from set-pieces was huge and he headed his second league goal for the champions late in the first half from Silva's corner.
Prodded into an open goal to grab his eighth of the campaign, and buzzed around with vigour and purpose. Found the plodding Williamson easy to beat and should have scored more, but his shooting was just off target.
Tirelessly ran across the entire attacking line, but also showed no lack of touch and technique when on the ball. Never quite got fully into the game, but contributed to some flowing City attacks.
Replaced Nasri and took up position as an advanced left-winger. Sent a couple of dangerous crosses into the area before being substituted himself. Appeared to limp off the pitch as Dzeko replaced him.
Brought on with almost 20 minutes remaining and did very little in attack, but added a much-need presence to the City defence at set-pieces.