Newcastle United claimed a famous win on Tyneside as Rafa Benitez’s side beat title-chasing Manchester City 2-1 at St James’ Park.

The Geordies would have been fearing the worst after conceding the opener to Sergio Aguero inside just 30 seconds.

However, a Salomon Rondon equaliser midway through the second-half and a Matt Ritchie penalty turned the game on its head.

City weren’t at their flowing best and rarely troubled Martin Dubravka in the Newcastle goal until they fell behind.

Benitez’s decision to rest seven players in their FA Cup defeat to Watford on Saturday has appeared to be vindicated after a spirited display.

A whopping £400million’s worth of value separated the two starting line-ups but that didn’t stop Newcastle recording their first victory against City since September 2005.

These three points lift United up to 14th in the table and five points above the relegation zone.

After a memorable win, here’s how we rated the Newcastle players.