Everton maintained their outside hopes of Champions League qualification with an impressive win at Newcastle.

Ross Barkley set Everton on their way to their biggest away win of the season with a superb first-half solo effort.

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Romelu Lukaku finished off from close range just after the break.

And Leon Osman wrapped up the triumph, thumping home Lukaku's lay-off near the end following a run by Gerard Deulofeu, who played a part in all three goals.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was completing the final game of his three-match stadium ban after his headbutt on David Meyler.

And his players could only watch as Barkley waltzed through them for the opener.

At just 20, Barkley has been one of the young players of the season and, after racing onto Deulofeu's chested pass, he burst from inside his own half deep into the Newcastle box, before finishing crisply past Tim Krul.

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Everton's only other decent chance of note in the opening period fell to Lukaku, but after running onto Osman's through ball, the striker's low shot was turned away by Krul.

Largely though, it was a battling defensive display from the visitors, typified by John Stones, who ended up sporting a large bandage on his forehead after an aerial clash with Luuk de Jong.

A combination of Stones, Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy flew in to deny Papiss Cisse and that endeavour was rewarded in the opening minutes of the second period, when Osman sent Deulofeu away down the right flank.

His cross was perfect for Lukaku, who tucked home his 13th goal of the season from the edge of the six-yard box.

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Cheick Tiote had a shot beaten away by Tim Howard as Newcastle tried to rally, before Krul was forced into something similar to deny Lukaku as Everton tried to strike on the counter-attack.

After Vurnon Anita slid wide when arriving with perfect timing at the far post following some excellent work from Hatem Ben Arfa, the belief seemed to ebb out of the hosts.

And Deulofeu combined with Lukaku to set up Osman for the third.

The result means fifth-placed Everton are now six points adrift of Arsenal with a game in hand, and, crucially, still have the Gunners to play at Goodison Park on 6 April.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Newcastle United

  • 01 Krul
  • 13 Yanga-Mbiwa (Marveaux - 75' )
  • 36 Dummett
  • 08 Anita
  • 06 Williamson
  • 02 Coloccini
  • 07 Sissoko
  • 24 Tioté
  • 09 Cissé
  • 18 de Jong (Ben Arfa - 58' )
  • 11 Gouffran (Ameobi - 91' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Ben Arfa
  • 15 Gosling
  • 19 Haidara
  • 21 Elliot
  • 22 Marveaux
  • 23 Ameobi
  • 27 Taylor

Everton

  • 24 Howard
  • 23 Coleman
  • 03 Baines
  • 18 Barry Booked
  • 26 Stones
  • 15 Distin
  • 10 Deulofeu
  • 16 McCarthy
  • 17 Lukaku
  • 20 Barkley (Naismith - 82' )
  • 21 Osman

Substitutes

  • 01 Robles
  • 07 McGeady
  • 11 Mirallas
  • 14 Naismith
  • 29 Garbutt
  • 32 Alcaraz
  • 36 Browning
Ref: Lee Mason
Att: 47,622

Match Stats

Shots

16 8

On target

2 6

Corners

9 8

Fouls

8 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Newcastle United 0, Everton 3.

90:00 +3:02 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Newcastle United 0, Everton 3.

90:00 +2:27

Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +2:27

Foul by Leighton Baines (Everton).

90:00 +2:00

Hand ball by Leon Osman (Everton).

90:00 +0:43

Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:43

Foul by Steven Naismith (Everton).

90:00 +0:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Shola Ameobi replaces Yoan Gouffran.

89:54

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

89:54

Foul by Steven Naismith (Everton).

86:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 0, Everton 3. Leon Osman (Everton) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Romelu Lukaku.

84:10

Attempt saved. Gerard Deulofeu (Everton) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by James McCarthy.

83:13

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Leighton Baines.

82:59

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by James McCarthy.

81:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Everton. Steven Naismith replaces Ross Barkley.

80:39

Attempt saved. Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Vurnon Anita with a cross.

79:35

Hand ball by Romelu Lukaku (Everton).

77:50

Attempt missed. Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Hatem Ben Arfa with a cross.

74:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Sylvain Marveaux replaces Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

73:45

Attempt saved. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Ross Barkley.

72:33

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

69:30

Foul by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Newcastle United).

69:30

James McCarthy (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

67:56

Foul by Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United).

67:56

Seamus Coleman (Everton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

66:59

Attempt missed. Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Paul Dummett with a cross following a corner.

66:37

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Seamus Coleman.

66:35

Attempt blocked. Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

63:41 Booking

Booking Gareth Barry (Everton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

63:36

Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:36

Foul by Gareth Barry (Everton).

60:22

Attempt missed. Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Vurnon Anita.

57:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Hatem Ben Arfa replaces Luuk de Jong.

56:09

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Tim Howard.

56:02

Attempt saved. Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

55:17

Offside, Newcastle United. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa tries a through ball, but Papiss Demba Cissé is caught offside.

53:24

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

53:00

Delay in match Tim Krul (Newcastle United) because of an injury.

51:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 0, Everton 2. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) left footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Gerard Deulofeu with a cross.

50:06

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Paul Dummett.

48:13

Attempt missed. Leon Osman (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

46:38

Attempt missed. Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

46:01

Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:01

Foul by Ross Barkley (Everton).

45:00

Second Half begins Newcastle United 0, Everton 1.

45:00 +1:04 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Newcastle United 0, Everton 1.

41:37

Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:37

Foul by James McCarthy (Everton).

41:30

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

41:00

Delay in match John Stones (Everton) because of an injury.

38:32

Attempt blocked. Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Yoan Gouffran.

36:58

Attempt saved. Michael Williamson (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko with a cross.

36:20

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by John Stones.

33:16

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Sylvain Distin.

32:43

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Leon Osman.

30:59

Gerard Deulofeu (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:59

Foul by Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United).

30:19

Foul by James McCarthy (Everton).

30:19

Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:11

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Michael Williamson.

29:10

Attempt blocked. Leon Osman (Everton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Romelu Lukaku.

28:16

Ross Barkley (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

28:16

Foul by Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United).

25:51

Foul by Gareth Barry (Everton).

25:51

Luuk de Jong (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:48

Attempt missed. Paul Dummett (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Vurnon Anita.

21:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 0, Everton 1. Ross Barkley (Everton) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Gerard Deulofeu following a fast break.

20:36

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Seamus Coleman.

20:34

Attempt blocked. Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

19:29

Gareth Barry (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

19:29

Foul by Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United).

17:17

Gareth Barry (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:17

Foul by Luuk de Jong (Newcastle United).

17:12

Attempt saved. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Leon Osman.

16:08

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Moussa Sissoko.

15:03

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

14:16

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Cheick Tioté.

13:21

Leighton Baines (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:21

Foul by Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United).

10:47

Foul by Luuk de Jong (Newcastle United).

10:47

John Stones (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:25

Offside, Newcastle United. Moussa Sissoko tries a through ball, but Papiss Demba Cissé is caught offside.

7:16

Attempt missed. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

5:33

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Cheick Tioté.

4:55

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Fabricio Coloccini.

4:21

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Michael Williamson.

1:34

Attempt blocked. Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

1:33

Attempt blocked. Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Dummett with a cross.

1:12

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by John Stones.

1:09

Attempt blocked. Luuk de Jong (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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