Tim Krul - 8/10
Continued his great season by having a fantastic game for the Magpies. Made some great saves to deny Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez. Also the Dutchman shouldn’t feel bad for conceding twice, Yaya Toure two scored superb goals to take all three points.
James Perch - 6/10
Did quite well, like the rest of the back-four, before he was substituted.
Mike Williamson 7/10
Stood strong in the centre of defence, but the quick City forwards of Tevez, Aguero and Silva all looked quicker than the former Portsmouth man.
Fabricio Coloccini - 7/10
Defended well for the majority of the game before conceding two great goals.
Davide Santon - 7/10
Looked dangerous pushing forward with his pace and also did his defensive job.
Cheick Tiote - 6/10
Was brave to play after being stretchered off against Chelsea during the week. Was booked and looked likely to be sent off, hence why was substituted.
Jonas Gutierrez – 6/10
The Argentine, in his new position of central midfield, wasn’t involved as Alan Pardew would have liked but did work his socks off.
Hatem Ben Arfa - 8/10
Had a fantastic game, as the Frenchman weaved in and out from the right and placed some good balls into the box. Did however look a little suspect while defending.
Yohan Cabaye – 6/10
Like Gutierrez wasn’t involved as in the past, but City did control the majority of the possession.
Demba Ba - 6.5/10
Had a decent game up front, but the half chances he did have were not taken.
Papiss Cisse – 5/10
Unlike the previous games, Cisse was quiet and couldn’t get involved as in the past.
Shane Ferguson – 6.5/10
Looked lively as the youngster showed some great pace down the left wing, however was booked for silly challenge.
Shola Ameobi - 6/10
Did have a great chance, but Micah Richards made a brilliant block. However the Nigerian born forward did provide a strong presence.
Ryan Taylor – N/A
Came on late and failed to make an impact.
Joe Hart – 7.5/10
Well called upon, the Englishman did well, made a couple good, late saves to withstand the Newcastle pressure, definitely England’s best current goalkeeper.
Pablo Zabaleta - 6/10
Didn’t have the same effect as the Argentine has had recently down the right.
Gael Clichy – 7.5/10
Had a good game down the left which included a nice pass to assist Toure’s second goal.
Vincent Kompany - 7/10
Continued his great season in centre of defence and kept Cisse quiet and dealt with Ba and Ameobi.
Joleon Lescott - 7/10
Like Kompany, the Englishman dealt with the Toon forwards and should be highly considered for a place in the Euros.
Gareth Barry - 6/10
Had two great chances inside a minute, but the former Aston Villa midfielder’s job isn’t to score, it’s to win the ball back. He did that well. In addition received a customary yellow card.
Yaya Toure - 9/10
The clear man of the match. The Ivorian scored two brilliant goals with perfect placement. Started in a deeper role, but was unleashed forward to score the much needed goals.
Samir Nasri – 5.5/10
Other than having a couple efforts blocked, wasn’t involved.
David Silva – 7.5/10
Was at his normal self, causing problems for the Toon defence. Was deadly on set-pieces and the Spaniard’s quick feet forced the Newcastle defenders to hesitate on a number of times.
Sergio Aguero - 5/10
Had a poor game for normally a lethal forward. The Argentine had one golden chance but somehow fired wide. Before that, he had did well to cut in from the left and did force Krul to pull out a save.
Carlos Tevez - 6/10
Had a decent game, was involved but couldn’t take his half chances. Tested Krul on a couple occasions, but more is expected for the Argentine.
Edin Dzeko – N/A
Wasn’t involved much after coming on, but did slice an effort well wide.
Micah Richards – 7/10
Made a late last ditched effort to deny Ameobi, but other than that, wasn’t involved in the few minutes that he was on for.
Nigel De Jong – 6.5/10
Come on for Nasri to push Toure forward, which was a great move. Also did well to deal with the jeering from the Toon crowd after a history with Ben Arfa.