Newcastle United extended their unbeaten run with an emphatic win over Crystal Palace at St James' Park on Saturday afternoon. 

Goals from Jacob Murphy, Anthony Gordon, Sean Longstaff, and Callum Wilson secured a 4-0 triumph for Eddie Howe's side, taking them sixth in the Premier League. 

The Toon were always in control against a goal-shy Palace side and could have been much more than 3-0 up at half-time, but are now the league's top scorers after another big victory. 

It took just four minutes for the home side to open the scoring as Kieran Trippier's first-time cross was, perhaps inadvertently, volleyed into the top corner by Murphy. 

Although it was initially ruled out for offside, a quick VAR check showed that Trippier was well onside from Fabian Schar's initial diagonal pass. 

Murphy was on fire at times and was unlucky not to get an assist when he skipped past Tyrick Mitchell and crossed to the back post, but Gordon smashed his effort against the bar. 

The former Everton man wouldn't make the same mistake again on 44 minutes, as Murphy's delicious cross was hammered home by the English U21 international for 2-0. 

It was game over in first-half added time as Longstaff capitalised on a slip from Marc Guehi to confidently slide the ball past Sam Johnstone for 3-0. 

Palace showed very little response in the second 45 and there was little danger of any comeback, with Wilson putting the seal on another impressive performance with his goal on 66 minutes. 

The England forward perhaps knew he was about to be replaced by Alexander Isak but found himself free in the area after a flowing move from the back which involved just three passes, from Nick Pope to Trippier, to Murphy, and then to Wilson who was never going to miss. 

Sandro Tonali was also introduced from the bench late on in what will be his final game for some time, with a charge for betting imminent

However, Newcastle have shown that they can cope without the Italian and will be confident ahead of Wednesday's game against Borussia Dortmund.