Another comfortable display in the Newcastle goal. Elliot has no qualms patrolling his area and claiming crosses.
As expected, a positive performance when going forward even if his crosses only served to put pressure on the Stoke defense and not create any chances. However, left a gaping hole for Walters to run into in the build-up to the penalty.
Looked solid alongside Mbiwa, making a couple of top interceptions, while his unusual attempts to distract Asmir Begovic in the build-up to Yohan Cabaye's free kick may have played some small part in the goal.
Classy display from the former Montpellier man. Defensively sound and calm enough on the ball to retain possession wherever possible. More than just a capable deputy for Coloccini.
At times failed to deal with Shotton, and was fortunate not to concede a penalty to the Stoke man in the first half. Made way for Haidara with 20 minutes remaining.
After a quiet start to proceedings, the wideman quickly rekindled the lively form he has enjoyed in the early stages of his Newcastle career. May not have penetrated the Stoke defense, but gave it his best shot and made things happen.
Started brightly, but old habits soon reared their head. Every good pass was met with a loose one, while his rash challenge in Jon Walters led to a penalty and almost cost his side the game.
Another powerful display from the French midfielder, and the driving force behind Newcastle's attack. You get the feeling he still hasn't hit his stride in English football - a fact that shouldn't detract from his performance this afternoon, but serve as a warning to forthcoming opponents.
Much of the same from the Argentine. Going forward, he at times can slow Newcastle down and produces very little, but is always on hand to track back and tuck in, which is surely the reason for his continued inclusion in Pardew's starting XI.
Captain in the absence of Coloccini, the midfielder turned in another classy performance. Saw two superb efforts drift just wide of Begovic's far post, while his lofted through ball created the best chance of the game for Gouffran. There was no near miss with his perfectly executed free kick however.
Was about to be on the receiving end of a scathing review after a 90 minute display without any real quality. However, his coolly taken finish in the dying moments of the game earned Newcastle a vital three points and a much-needed confidence boost for himself
Despite Newcastle's dominance in attack, Begovic's goal was never truly threatened. Dealt well with what did come his way.
Not as commanding as his defensive partner, but could be counted on when needed, blocking a dangerous cross from Gouffran as the Frenchman looked to fire across the face of goal, and stood up well to the forward again when being charged at later in the game. However, his failure to keep up with play kept Cisse on side for the goal
Linked up well with Shotton down the right and made a crucial interception on Cisse in the first half when the striker appeared to be through on goal.
A lively display on the right-hand side from the 24-year-old, who often caused Santon problems at left back. Was among the chances too, even if he was never clinical.
A strong display from the Stoke captain, who stood up well to Debuchy's early low cross with Cisse lurking behind him ready to tap home, while he was also dominant in the air.
His policy of fully committing to everything, from full-blooded challenge to long-ball clearance, is effective, yet most of Newcastle's best attacking work came down his flank this afternoon.
Had little influence from the middle of the park, and was unable to get amongst the Newcastle midfield, instead leaving much of the work to N'Zonzi.
A robust display from the defensive midfielder, whose long legs can see him retain possession and move well when in a tight spot. A tendency to invite challenges by not releasing the ball early enough sometimes cost him however.
Other than two tame efforts, the striker failed to make an impact for his side, with him and Jerome showing little understanding as a striker partnership.
Contributed little throughout, with it evident why Stoke are on such a lean streak in front of goal recently. Petulant when substituted as well as he slowly trudged from the field
Twice found himself the wrong side of the offside trap when remaining on would have paid dividends. Successfully won and dispatched the penalty in the second 45 however.