Tottenham returned to the scene of one of their most crushing Premier League defeats on Sunday and proved they had grown from the team that lost 5-1 two seasons ago.
Dele Alli and Ben Davies grabbed the goals, but who were the top performers? And who had a day to forget?
Sportsmail's CRAIG HOPE was at St James' Park to run the rule over every player and the referee as the match unfolded...
Jonjo Shelvey let Newcastle down after being sent off for an act of petulance
Rob Elliot 6.5 - Made a terrific instinctive save from Kane with the game goalless but was left exposed for Alli’s opener. Did nothing wrong.
Javier Manquillo 6 - A steady enough debut and looked better than he did during entirety of last season’s loan spell at Sunderland.
Ciaran Clark 6 - Shifted to left back after early injury to Dummett and did okay.
Florian Lejeune 6.5 - Will be a blow if his injury is serious, for he had kept Kane quiet for more than half an hour before a heavy challenge from the Spurs striker forced his withdrawal.
Paul Dummett 6 - Only lasted seven minutes before hamstring went.
Jonjo Shelvey 3 - Had a quiet first half and perhaps it was the frustration at having no impact on the game which led him to needlessly trod on Alli, leading to his dismissal early in the second half. It was stupid, he can have no excuse.
Shelvey has no excuse for getting sent off and had a quiet first half to boot
Isaac Hayden 6 - Worked diligently alongside Shelvey as Newcastle kept it tight until his midfield partner was sent off. Chasing shadows after that.
Matt Ritchie 5 - Worked hard but barely had a kick and was unable to impact like last season.
Ayoze Perez 5 - Played behind Gayle but did not link well with lone striker. He mis-placed one crucial pass which could have freed Gayle before half-time.
Christian Atsu 6 - Started very well and looked like his side’s chief threat only to fade.
Dwight Gayle 5.5 - Snatched at an early chance and that was a sign of things to come with the striker looking rusty after a