Newcastle further boosted their hopes of a return to Champions League football with a dominating victory over a struggling Everton side who find themselves falling further towards the threat of relegation.
Callum Wilson opened the scoring for Newcastle reacting first to a loose ball following a Joelinton shot, Dominic Calvert-Lewin thought he had found Everton an equaliser on the stroke of half-time as he chipped the ball neatly over Nick Pope with the goal eventually being ruled out for offside.
A flurry of goals late in the second half saw Joelinton grab Newcastle’s second heading home a Joe Willock cross before Wilson curled in a beautiful goal from 25 yards out.
Dwight McNeil gave the hosts some hope late on as he scored direct from a corner to make it 3-1 but the hope didn’t last very long as Jacob Murphy added goal four for Newcastle just a minute later.
Newcastle now sit eight points ahead of fifth place Tottenham, having played one game fewer, while Everton are left in 19th two points from safety with just five games remaining.