Loic Remy scored twice as Newcastle emphatically defeated nine-man Stoke for their seventh win in nine games.

Oussama Assaidi put Stoke ahead but they then had Glenn Whelan sent off for a second yellow, before Marc Wilson saw red for fouling Remy in the area.

Remy's penalty was saved, but he soon equalised with a deflected finish.

Magpies' imperious form

  • Newcastle have lost just one of their last nine league matches (W7, D1, L1).
  • The Magpies have scored in 15 of their last 16 league games.
  • The win was their 200th victory at home in the Premier League

Yoan Gouffran drove in a second, before Remy's header, Yohan Cabaye's curled effort and Papiss Cisse's penalty finished off the comfortable victory.

It was Newcastle's biggest win of the season and boosted their hopes of earning a European spot this season as they closed the gap on fifth-placed Everton to one point.

Having briefly found themselves nearer the bottom half of the table early in the season, Newcastle have improved considerably with the help of the club's French contingent.

Midfielder Cabaye, defender Mathieu Debuchy and forward Gouffran have been particularly impressive.

But it was another Frenchman who shone in this fixture as Hatem Ben Arfa - starting in place of the suspended Cheick Tiote - proved a constant menace.

The midfielder's flair and invention troubled the Stoke defence from the outset and the former Marseille man produced the home side's first real chance when he curled an effort just wide.

Charlie Adam, employed in an advanced midfield role, was finding plenty of space for Stoke as they grew into the game and he twice hit long-range strikes narrowly off target.

Newcastle in great shape - Pardew

Adam provided the assist for Stoke's opener midway through the first half, laying the ball into the path of Assaidi, who curled a shot into the top corner.

Stoke's joy was short lived as a dramatic couple of minutes just before half-time turned the game on its head.

Whelan was shown his second yellow for a needless foul on Cabaye, a decision that evidently angered manager Mark Hughes, who was sent to the stands by referee Martin Atkinson for expressing his frustration.

It got even worse for Hughes and Stoke moments later as Vurnon Anita fed a pass for Remy and the striker was brought down inside the area by Wilson.

Atkinson pointed to the spot, before sending Wilson off.

Remy's spot-kick was saved by Stoke goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen - in the side for the injured Asmir Begovic - but he made amends with Newcastle's next attack, equalising with a deflected shot.

Newcastle then took the lead three minutes into the second half.

Ref Atkinson was poor - Hughes

Ben Arfa's cross was headed into the air and Sorensen meekly punched the ball straight to Gouffran, whose low shot crept in.

The two-man deficit for Stoke was telling as the visitors found themselves largely entrenched inside their own area, inviting Newcastle to push forward.

The hosts took full advantage as Remy nodded in after Moussa Sissoko headed on Davide Santon's cross.

Cabaye then curled in to extend Newcastle's lead.

But there was time for a fifth when Erik Pieters was adjudged to have fouled Ben Arfa in the area and substitute Cisse scored from the spot for his first league goal of the season.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew:

"I thought the Stoke players conducted themselves brilliantly in the second half - against our strike force and down to nine men. It was a shame for Stoke because the two sending-offs were a major factor in us winning in the manner we did.

"Arsenal [Newcastle's next opponents] are top of the league. That is deserved, they have been the best team in this first half of the season, but we are in great shape, our place will be rocking and rolling and Arsenal know it won't be easy to turn us over."

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes:

"It went wrong when the referee got involved. I thought the initial sending off was very, very harsh. The second you would argue is a correct decision - denying a goal scoring opportunity - we would argue against that.

"There were a lot of decisions that left a lot to be desired to be honest. We totally controlled the game up to the first sending off in my view. Unfortunately referees can make decisions that can change the course of a game."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Newcastle United

  • 01 Krul
  • 26 Debuchy Booked
  • 03 Santon (Haidara - 61' )
  • 07 Sissoko
  • 06 Williamson
  • 02 Coloccini
  • 10 Ben Arfa
  • 08 Anita (Ameobi - 45' )
  • 14 Remy
  • 04 Cabaye
  • 11 Gouffran (Cissé - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Cissé
  • 13 Yanga-Mbiwa
  • 19 Haidara
  • 21 Elliot
  • 23 Ameobi
  • 25 Obertan
  • 27 Taylor

Stoke City

  • 29 Sørensen
  • 20 Cameron
  • 03 Pieters
  • 06 Whelan Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 17 Shawcross
  • 12 Wilson Dismissed
  • 19 Walters
  • 15 N'Zonzi Booked (Muniesa - 72' )
  • 25 Crouch (Palacios - 59' )
  • 16 Adam
  • 24 Assaidi (Wilkinson - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Muniesa
  • 08 Palacios
  • 09 Jones
  • 10 Arnautovic
  • 22 Butland
  • 28 Wilkinson
  • 32 Ireland
Ref: Martin Atkinson
Att: 51,665

Match Stats

Shots

27 11

On target

8 2

Corners

8 2

Fouls

10 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Newcastle United 5, Stoke City 1.

90:00 +3:12 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Newcastle United 5, Stoke City 1.

90:00 +2:05

Attempt saved. Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shola Ameobi.

89:54

Attempt missed. Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Shola Ameobi following a corner.

89:28

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

88:34

Delay in match Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) because of an injury.

88:07

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Ryan Shawcross.

87:45

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Ryan Shawcross.

87:43

Attempt blocked. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Massadio Haidara.

81:39

Attempt blocked. Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

80:46

Attempt missed. Erik Pieters (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Charlie Adam.

79:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 5, Stoke City 1. Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

78:26

Penalty Newcastle United. Hatem Ben Arfa draws a foul in the penalty area.

78:26

Penalty conceded by Erik Pieters (Stoke City) after a foul in the penalty area.

74:46

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Ryan Shawcross.

74:23

Attempt missed. Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mathieu Debuchy with a headed pass.

71:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Papiss Demba Cissé replaces Yoan Gouffran.

71:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stoke City. Marc Muniesa replaces Steven N'Zonzi.

70:39

Foul by Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United).

70:39

Wilson Palacios (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:01

Attempt missed. Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Loïc Remy with a cross.

69:53

Attempt blocked. Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

65:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 4, Stoke City 1. Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mathieu Debuchy.

63:31

Attempt missed. Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Yoan Gouffran.

60:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Massadio Haidara replaces Davide Santon.

60:19

Foul by Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United).

60:19

Wilson Palacios (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:09

Attempt missed. Jonathan Walters (Stoke City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Charlie Adam.

58:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stoke City. Wilson Palacios replaces Peter Crouch.

58:23

Foul by Michael Williamson (Newcastle United).

58:23

Andy Wilkinson (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:30

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Geoff Cameron.

57:27

Attempt blocked. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

57:23

Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

56:34

Foul by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United).

56:34

Charlie Adam (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 3, Stoke City 1. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

55:26

Attempt missed. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Davide Santon with a cross.

54:32

Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Yohan Cabaye following a corner.

54:02

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Ryan Shawcross.

51:05

Attempt missed. Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Hatem Ben Arfa following a corner.

50:42

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Charlie Adam.

50:32

Attempt blocked. Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

47:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 2, Stoke City 1. Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

46:43

Attempt missed. Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

46:02

Foul by Charlie Adam (Stoke City).

46:02

Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00

Second Half begins Newcastle United 1, Stoke City 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stoke City. Andy Wilkinson replaces Oussama Assaidi.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Shola Ameobi replaces Vurnon Anita.

45:00 +3:35 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Newcastle United 1, Stoke City 1.

45:00 +3:07

Peter Crouch (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +3:07

Foul by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United).

45:00 +2:25

Attempt missed. Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Yoan Gouffran.

45:00 +0:28

Attempt missed. Peter Crouch (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Erik Pieters following a set piece situation.

45:00 +0:05 Booking

Booking Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

44:53

Oussama Assaidi (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

44:53

Foul by Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United).

44:00 Booking

Booking Steven N'Zonzi (Stoke City) is shown the yellow card.

43:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 1, Stoke City 1. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Hatem Ben Arfa.

42:58

Penalty saved! Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

42:06 Dismissal

Dismissal Marc Wilson (Stoke City) is shown the red card.

42:02

Penalty conceded by Marc Wilson (Stoke City) after a foul in the penalty area.

42:02

Penalty Newcastle United. Loïc Remy draws a foul in the penalty area.

41:41

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

41:00

Delay in match Davide Santon (Newcastle United) because of an injury.

40:48

Foul by Jonathan Walters (Stoke City).

40:48

Davide Santon (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:02 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Glenn Whelan (Stoke City) for a bad foul.

38:53

Foul by Glenn Whelan (Stoke City).

38:53

Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

37:33

Attempt blocked. Davide Santon (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Vurnon Anita.

36:02

Attempt saved. Oussama Assaidi (Stoke City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

36:01

Attempt blocked. Oussama Assaidi (Stoke City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Steven N'Zonzi.

34:22

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Glenn Whelan.

33:50 Booking

Booking Glenn Whelan (Stoke City) is shown the yellow card.

33:20

Foul by Glenn Whelan (Stoke City).

33:20

Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:06

Steven N'Zonzi (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:06

Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United).

29:15

Erik Pieters (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:15

Foul by Loïc Remy (Newcastle United).

28:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 0, Stoke City 1. Oussama Assaidi (Stoke City) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Charlie Adam with a headed pass.

27:28

Attempt missed. Charlie Adam (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jonathan Walters with a headed pass.

25:37

Oussama Assaidi (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:37

Foul by Davide Santon (Newcastle United).

24:41

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Thomas Sørensen.

24:37

Attempt missed. Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Vurnon Anita.

19:21

Attempt missed. Charlie Adam (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Geoff Cameron.

18:45

Foul by Michael Williamson (Newcastle United).

18:45

Peter Crouch (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:10

Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

18:10

Foul by Erik Pieters (Stoke City).

15:20

Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:20

Foul by Oussama Assaidi (Stoke City).

11:12

Attempt missed. Erik Pieters (Stoke City) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high following a corner.

10:43

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Mathieu Debuchy.

10:03

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Michael Williamson.

10:02

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Walters (Stoke City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Adam with a through ball.

5:27

Attempt missed. Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Davide Santon.

3:54

Attempt missed. Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Mathieu Debuchy.

2:01

Attempt saved. Peter Crouch (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Geoff Cameron.

1:23

Attempt saved. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Loïc Remy.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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