**Newcastle United's promotion team rose from the downturn in the last week with torn Aston Villa 6-0. Young Striker Andy Carroll became a hero with scoring hat-trick.
Six days after the Magpies' return to Barclays Premier League began in sobering fashion with a 3-0 defeat at Manchester United, they hit hapless Villa for six without reply.
Newcastle: Harper, Perch, Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique, Routledge, Smith, Barton, Gutierrez, Nolan, Carroll
Subs: Krul, Lovenkrands, Ryan Taylor, Xisco, Ameobi, Vuckic, Tavernier
Aston Villa: Friedel, Luke Young, Clark, Dunne, Warnock, Albrighton, Petrov, Ireland, Downing, Ashley Young, Carew
Subs: Guzan, Delfouneso, Heskey, Reo-Coker, Beye, Lichaj, Bannan... Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)