Pulled off a cracking stop to prevent Lukaku from giving the visitors the lead but was powerless to stop Barkley from firing home. Did not look too confident when crosses were lofted into his six-yard box, often opting to stay on his line.
Rarely lets anyone get the better of him but the Argentine struggled with Deulofeu when the Spaniard got the chance to run at him. Possibly the first time that he has shown his age in a black-and-white strip.
Never looked comfortable coming up against the the speed of Coleman and Deulofeu. Happy to get forward when afforded the chance but his delivery let him down when he got into decent positions.
Not given as much to worry about as his team-mate on the opposite flank as Everton tended to focus their attacks down the Newcastle left but did not offer much at either end of the field, his initial forays forward curtailed as the visitors tightened their grip on the game.
Posed a few problems for his own side as his passing out of defence was often telegraphed and easily picked off by Everton in the midfield.
More often than not the Newcastle player bombing forward from deep but rarely had the support with him. Cut a frustrated figure as he found himself crowded out by blue shirts.
Caused Everton few problems in the midfield despite his tireless work and produced a contender for miss of the season when he failed to convert Ben Arfa's cross at the back post.
Has taken over the mantle as Newcastle's most influential man in midfield but struggled to win the ball back off an Everton side who are well drilled in keeping possession.
Fluffed an early effort when well placed to test Howard. Never shied away from picking up the ball inside the Everton half but rarely made the right decision or delivered a telling pass. But can he really be blamed if asked to follow Yohan Cabaye?
Could not build on his breakthrough goal at Crystal Palace as he struggled to bring the best out of Howard in the Everton goal.
L. de Jong
Looked to pose the visitors some problems with his aerial presence but the Everton centre-backs dealt with him pretty easily on the whole. Came off for Ben Arfa as Newcastle looked to inject some much-needed pace into their game.
Had to make a couple of important stops early on to keep the game goalless. Was given the odd bit of work by Newcastle as the game wore on but was never seriously tested once his side grasped control of the game.
He may be getting on a bit but the Frenchman gave his old club a lesson in defending as he refused Newcastle an inch in the attacking third. Won everything that came near him in the air.
Picked up a nasty injury in the first half when he clashed heads with De Jong but soldiered on and was given very few problems by Newcastle's attacking duo.
Was afforded the opportunity to press forward as Newcastle offered little to trouble Everton on the wing. Enjoyed the chance to take on the inexperienced Dummett but never made the most of it.
Scored a stunning free kick in the corresponding fixture last season but did not take the chance for another crack from similar positions this year. The decision by Everton to concentrate their attacks down the right meant that he did not get forward much but he pressed well and let little past him on the left.
Saw a lot of the ball and was allowed a lot of freedom to direct Everton's play from the centre of the park. Picked up a yellow card for a tug on Gouffran but rarely got himself into troubling positions.
Opened the scoring with a goal of real class, showing speed and composure to run more than half the length of the field with the ball at his feet before finishing. More performances like this could see him on the plane to Brazil.
Sat deep alongside Barry and gave Everton a platform from which they were able to dictate the game. Made sure that the home side were unable to stake their own claim for midfield dominance by constantly breaking up play.
His eye for a pass caught the home side cold early on when he slipped in Lukaku. Afforded a lot of space, which he used to his advantage, linking up well with Barkley and Deulofeu when they took up wide positions. Took his goal beautifully.
It is not often that Coloccini is embarrassed but the tricky little Spaniard gave the entire Newcastle defence food for thought throughout the game with his change of pace and elusive movement, evident in his assist for Lukaku's goal.
Should have had his side in front when Osman played him through but eventually picked up his fourth goal in four games against Newcastle with a well-taken strike from six yards.