Papiss Cisse broke his Newcastle United scoring duck for the season as they eased past Leeds United 2-0 in the League Cup on Wednesday.
Alan Pardew's men had defeated Morecambe in the previous round, but faced a sterner test against a Leeds side renowned for causing upsets in cup competitions in recent years.
The Championship outfit did give a good account of themselves, but Newcastle were always in command, cruising to a comfortable victory.
Cisse headed in his first goal of the campaign to put Newcastle in front midway through the first half, before Yoan Gouffran wrapped things up with a fine curling strike after the break.
Newcastle made six changes to the side defeated 3-2 by Hull City in the Premier League at the weekend, with high-profile duo Yohan Cabaye and Loic Remy rested while Hatem Ben Arfa started on the bench.
Leeds boss Brian McDermott made four alterations to the side that lost 2-1 to Burnley in their last outing.
It was the visitors who created the first chance of the game, Ross McCormack's chipped effort striking the top of the crossbar.
The hosts were slow out of the blocks, and it took them nine minutes to craft some sort of response, captain Fabricio Coloccini's header cleared off the line after Marveaux's corner.
Newcastle grew into the game and they came close again as Gouffran glanced Ameobi's far-post cross wide.
Leeds refused to allow Newcastle to control the play though, and they were again unfortunate not to have taken the lead when Matt Smith's point-blank header was well saved by Tim Krul.
Still, despite all Leeds' positive attacking play, it was the hosts who broke the deadlock, Cisse heading in from close-range following great work down the left-hand side from Sammy Ameobi.
Ameobi continued to trouble the Leeds' defence, and the England Under-21 international was at the forefront of another Newcastle attack in the closing stages of the half, his delivery headed over by Mathieu Debuchy.
McDermott's side provided a persistent attacking threat throughout the contest, Smith was denied by Krul for a second time in the early stages of the second half after he had leapt higher than Mike Williamson to direct a header towards goal.
Newcastle weathered that spell of pressure, though, and 22 minutes into the second half they secured their place in the fourth round, Gouffran collecting a pass from Ameobi before turning and firing a superb right-footed finish past a despairing Paddy Kenny and into the top corner.
Pardew's side had chances to add to the lead, substitute Gabriel Obertan was denied by Kenny before Cheick Tiote blazed over, but a two-goal lead proved to more than enough to see off the Yorkshire club.
|Coach: A. Pardew|
|Benzema adds to Real´s injury concerns|
|Jenkinson: West Ham will not settle for mid-table|
|Montella calm over fan frustrations|
|Blanc: Barca are the model for PSG|
|Newcastle just need three more points - Janmaat|
|Gaya: Six finals left for Valencia|
|Muller wary of Porto counter-attacks|
|Bartomeu plays down Pogba link|
|Verratti hails ´essential´ Ibrahimovic|
|Zidane backs PSG to upset Barca|
|America v Montreal Impact: Klopas unfazed by host´s form|
|Vlaar open to Villa stay|
|Shepherd urges fans not to boycott Newcastle|
|Maritimo 1 Nacional 1: Tiquinho ensures derby finishes all square|
|Fiorentina 0 Verona 1: Diamanti and Neto pay the penalty|
|Elche 1 Real Sociedad 0: Bergara gifts win to hosts|
|Van Persie returns in Under-21 game|
|Turkish Super Lig Review: Galatasaray slip sees Fenerbahce go top|
|Russian Premier League Review: Arsenal Tula and Rostov maintain survival bids|
|Frontzeck named as Korkut´s replacement at Hannover|
|Lopetegui wary of Bayern backlash|
|Pastore plays down Cantona´s world best tag|
|PSG absences no excuse for failure - Blanc|
|Suarez sad to see Gerrard leaving Liverpool|
|Cleber injury adds to Hamburg woes|
|Northern Ireland free to play Romania at Windsor Park|
|Juve sweating on Vidal availability|
|Monaco v Juventus: Evra ready to take control|
|Striking concerns for Chelsea after Drogba injury|
|PSG and Chelsea have bid for Dybala, claims agent|
|Pogba can leave Juve for ´right offer´|
|Bendtner dropped after arriving late for training|
|Messi achievement unrepeatable, says Luis Enrique|
|Football League Preview: Preston and MK Dons battling to join Bristol City|
|Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid: Ancelotti optimistic amid injury concerns|
|Iniesta declared fit for PSG second leg|
|Bale remains a doubt for Atletico clash|
|Schweinsteiger set to face Porto, Ribery to miss out|
|No broken cheekbone for Silva|
|Final appearance can remove negativity at Villa - Fox|
|Bale selected in Football League Team of the Decade|
|PSV director: United and PSG want Depay|
|Korkut sacked by relegation-threatened Hannover|
|Sherwood: Pressure all on Arsenal|
|Newcastle in a ´dangerous moment´ - Colback|
|Kovac hopes to have Modric fit for Euro qualifier|
|Copa Libertadores Preview: Cruzeiro boss Oliveira does not fear sack|
|MLS Review: Revs extend unbeaten run, Timbers stun City|
|Fournier proud and disappointed|
|Shaw ready to make an impact|
|Hazard among best three in the world - Mourinho|
|Carver: Newcastle are in relegation battle|
|CAF Champions League Review: Setif get two away goals, Al Ahly denied late on|
|Inzaghi praises Milan derby officials|
|La Liga Review: Granada frustrate Sevilla, Villarreal´s woes continue|
|Inter should have had a penalty, Mancini fumes|
|Ligue 1 Review: Lyon return top after derby draw|
|Inter 0 Milan 0: Disappointing derby ends in stalemate|
|Primeira Liga Review: Sporting made to battle, Penafiel running out of time|
|Balotelli targets officials in latest social media outburst|
|Bundesliga Review: Werder Bremen edge Nordderby, De Bruyne rescues Wolfsburg|
|Serie A Review: Napoli close on stumbling Roma|
|Pochettino congratulates 30-goal Kane|
|Rodgers questions Liverpool´s mental strength|
|Carver counting on experience after latest defeat|
|Sherwood marvels at Grealish potential|
|Eredivisie Review: Dordrecht relegated as Go Ahead Eagles stun Feyenoord|
|Newcastle United 1 Tottenham 3: Losing streak continues amid fan boycott|
|Kouyate elbow on Silva accidental - Allardyce|
|Aston Villa 2 Liverpool 1: Delph ends Gerrard´s hopes of dream farewell|
|Pellegrini hails City response to derby defeat|
|Silva back home after Kouyate elbow|
|Manchester City 2 West Ham 0: Silva injury sours routine win|
|Bayern Munich v Porto: Neuer rallies Germans for uphill battle|
|Barcelona v Paris Saint-Germain: Marquinhos keeps the faith ahead of Camp Nou test|
|Fer closes in on QPR return|
|Crouch set for surgery|
|Dortmund confirm Tuchel as Klopp replacement|
|Adams leaves relegation-threatened Tranmere|
|Real still unsure over Modric injury|
|Tevez rubbishes Juve exit talk|
|Moyes: I had to fight to keep Rooney at United|
|Perth Glory 3 Melbourne City 1: Maclaren treble the difference|
|Dyche: Burnley are too honest|
|Illarramendi eager for Real stay|
|Hazard issues Chelsea warning|
|MLS Review: Injury-time winner buoys Galaxy, Martins shows class for Sounders|
|Pastore talents ´unpredictable´ - Blanc|
|Liverpool much bigger than City - Rodgers|
|AFC Champions League Preview: Evergrande look to progress|
|Clarke expects distraught Federici to bounce back|
|Toure is City´s scapegoat - agent|
|Allegri praises high-flying Juve|
|Athletic Bilbao 4 Getafe 0: Hosts end winless run|