Left to freeze in first half as Newcastle failed to muster attack of note. Sprung into action after break to save excellently from Taylor. Followed that with excellent glanced punch to prevent Lovenkrands' equalizer.
Dug in alongside Scharner. Ensured Newcastle's poor policy of pumping balls forward went without reward. Troubled at times in second period by Lovenkrands' pace.
Shorey's stand-in lost out more often than not to Routledge. Luckily for him, Newcastle's route one football didn't make most of opponent. Redeemed himself to degree as he cleared rebound from Scharner tackle to safety as it bounced near goal line. Followed that with fine through ball for Odemwingie's second.
Prospered in first half, sunk in second. After he initially marked Gutierrez out of game, Argentine international caused all sorts of problems after break.
Useful smooth stuff from classy Baggies operator. Sprayed ball around pitch. Played pass for Tchoyi's goal after he used muscle to prevent Newcastle clearing ball.
Toyed with Newcastle defense as he shimmied into space and unleashed delightful curled effort to put Baggies ahead in 32nd minute. Enjoyed upper hand throughout on Enrique.
Full of energy. Hustled Magpies' midfield out of match. Not always accurate with touch, however. Put in great shift and substituted for Reid.
Won personal battle with Carroll despite fact he gave away few inches in height to giant striker. Skied over bar in opening minutes after found space on back stick from corner.
Star man of promotion campaign has struggled for starting spots in top flight. Made most of opportunity as he prodded Newcastle defense alongside Brunt. Made several intelligent runs.
Picked up on Guthrie stumble in lethal fashion as he made it 2-0 in 65th minute. Still had a lot of work to do as he bombed on from half-way line to slot past Krul. Broke offside trap to dribble past Krul and grab second in 89th minute. Alternated between shoulder of last Newcastle defender and midfield. Runs often not picked up.
No chance with Tchoyi opener. Vision possibly blocked by offside Odemwingie, however. Lucky not to be punished by Scharner as he was caught in no man's land at corner.
Uncharacteristic hesitancy allowed Tchoyi all time in world to delightfully put Baggies ahead. Failed to keep lid on opposite number and leg seemed frozen due to bitter Hawthorns weather. Booked.
Brought out best from Carson as he headed at him from Routledge cross. Outfoxed by Odemwingie's movement as he alternated between dropping deep and pushing on. Sent Krul scuttling backwards as looped header ominously hit roof of own net.
Uncomfortable afternoon for center-back on 500th Premier League appearance. Cannoned clearance off Tchoyi into Odemwingie's path for presentable chance. Then too slow to close down Cameroon international as he opened scoring. Fatally back tracked to let Odemwingie put hosts out of sight. Afternoon to forget continued as his old legs were exploited as Odemwingie grabbed second after he pathetically tried to play offside trap. Booked.
Had been cited as potential England call-up against France. Showed none of that pedigree as he was twisted inside and out by dangerous Thomas.
Ivorian had been a revelation this term but showed none of bite that bought him early season suspension for accumulated yellow cards. Manager Hughton needed him to ruffle feathers but was soft touch.
Let down by Newcastle's lethargy and preference to just pump ball forward. On occasions found himself in possession, made Cech sweat. Great center almost converted at start of second half by Taylor. Surprisingly sacrificed for Ranger.
Epitomised Newcastle's failure to get out of first gear in first half. Went from bad to worse in 71st minute as he slipped on ball to allow Odemwingie to put Baggies two goals ahead. Stretchered off immediately, with Smith called to take place. Booked.
Bettered by Scharner. Wasted great chance to play in Lovenkrands when low cross went way beyond strike partner in 55th minute. Rose high at death to fire in shot that led to Lovenkrands goal. Rare off day.
Skipper headed over corner when well placed. Didn't make second half as removed for Lovenkrands in interval.
- 33 O. Söderberg
- 14 J. Perch
- 28 T. Kádár
Brought on to make three-pronged attack in 74th minute. Never saw ball.
- 20 L. Best
Danish speed merchant introduced at the break. Pace unsettled Baggies. Had it not been for excellent goalkeeping from Carson and poor pass from Carroll, could have changed complexion of match. Grabbed consolation goal from close range in injury time after Carroll shot.
Followed introduction in 73rd minute with typically wild tackle. Booked.