Newcastle striker Demba Ba was the star of the show, hitting a hat-trick in his sides 3-1 win over Blackburn.
The player fired in two goals inside three first-half minutes and then scored his third nine minutes after the break as his team were easy winners of this clash.
Junior Hoilett gave the visitors some hope with a reply after 37 minutes, but they never looked like extending their run of five successive league victories at St James’ Park. The home side were far the stronger outfit and have looked a useful side under Alan Pardew this season.
With a strong midfield and an attack that is looking more potent by the day, the Magpies are a team that will be feared by many visitors to the North East this year.