Brilliant first half fingertip save to deny Mikel Arteta as the Spaniard went for the top left-hand corner. Made another crucial save to deny Beckford after a fierce right footed shot from the Everton forward. Couldn't be faulted for either of the goals.
Struggled against Arteta's trickery and not a natural right-back. Riled the crowd as the Spaniard skipped past him for the umpteenth time early in the second half. Hooked soon after and replaced by Shane Ferguson.
Hadn't really got into the game like he can before he was forced off at the end of the first half with an injury to be replaced by Shola Ameobi.
Must have felt like he was on a merry-go-round after being asked to play in three different positions. Didn't influence the game from the right wing and was forced to deputize at left back after Enrique's withdrawal before moving into a more familiar right back role after Taylor's substitution. Looked more comfortable in a defensive role and made some telling interventions.
Didn't give Beckford a sniff in the first half and neither of the goals were down to him. His partnership with Williamson continues to flourish.
Smart pass to feed Nolan in the buildup to the goal. Also made a couple of good blocks in his own half and kept tight to his man. Spurned an opportunity to bring Newcastle back on level terms just before the end of the first half. Superb last ditch challenge to intervene as Beckford shaped to shoot.
Got into a good position to provide the assist for the goal, although it may well have been unintentional they all count. Was unable to get forward and influence the game as much as he would've liked.
An all-action display and his energy makes him popular with the crowd, but you have to ask where he was when Osman raced unchallenged through the middle of the Newcastle midfield for the equalizer. Sometimes careless in possession inside his own half.
Was largely kept quiet by Hibbert and struggled to create without the overlapping runs of Enrique. Picked up a knock in the latter stages but by this time Newcastle had used all three substitutes and had to struggle on.
Hadn't got much joy from the Everton defense while playing up front and was moved onto the right wing after Enrique's injury where he continued to have a minimal impact.
Frustratingly finds himself in offside positions more often than not when the ball is played through, but lost his marker for the opening goal and finished with the simplest of headers.
Will celebrate his 32nd birthday tomorrow knowing he played his part in earning Everton a vital three points. Impressed without making any challenging stops, is always in the right position and is confident off his line to deal with crosses.
Absolutely superb from the Frenchman, a warrior for his team and was everywhere to deny Newcastle. Got his head onto every ball in the ball and got across time and again to intercept through balls into the area.
You always know what you're going to get from Hibbert, a consistent performance where he did all the basics right. A solid defender.
Another brilliant performance from arguably the best left-back in the country. Created Everton's second goal from a superb delivery from a dead ball high on the left and was excellent defensively, putting in a great sliding tackle on Nolan as the Newcastle midfielder looked to be clean through on goal.
Took his goal well, throwing himself at the ball to give Everton the lead in the first half. Defended resolutely alongside Distin although didn't look quite as assured as his colleague.
The architect of Everton's best attacking play and was unlucky not to open the scoring as he cut inside from the left and hammered one towards the top corner. Newcastle didn't heed this warning as the buildup was almost identical for the equalizer, but instead of dribbling into the box Arteta picked out a lovely pass to find Osman charging into the edge of the box.
Picked up a knock early in the game and went off not long into the second half after a quiet game from Everton's captain.
Nearly connected with a header from a teasing cross supplied by Osman. Was otherwise solid and impressed up against a formidable central midfield pairing of Tiote and Nolan.
Excellent run at the heart of the Newcastle defense before finding the bottom corner with a tidy finish to equalize for his side. Withdrawn late on in favor of Coleman.
Anonymous in the first half but brightened in the second, testing Harper with a stinging right footed drive from an acute angle. Was denied a shooting opportunity on the edge of the box as Williamson slid in to poke the ball away from him. Replaced by Anichebe with 20 minutes to go.
When he's fit and interested, Saha is one of the most threatening strikers in the division and he looked up for it from the beginning. Enjoyed an excellent contest with the Newcastle defenders, but missed a glorious chance to wrap the game up after Arteta drilled a pass towards him at the back post.
- 26 T. Krul
- 14 J. Perch
Replaced Taylor after the latter's poor display and came in at left back. Was a decent showing from the youngster although some of his long balls into the box were wasteful.
- 8 D. Guthrie
- 40 M. Richardson
A late introduction as Newcastle looked to drag themselves back into the contest.
A first half replacement for the injured Enrique as Alan Pardew was forced to reshuffle his pack. Looked lively and raring to go after his layoff and tested Howard after a good individual run from the left flank.
- 1 J. Mucha
- S. Duffy
Replaced Neville at the start of the second half and continued his captain's duties shielding the back four from midfield runners.
Replaced Osman in the closing stages and missed a decent opportunity to put his side 3-1 up in the final minutes.
- 7 D. Bilyaletdinov
On in place of Beckford and was booked after a scuffle with Nolan.
- 37 J. Baxter