There was respect for referee MikeDean; mutual respect between Alan Pardew and Mick McCarthy before andafter the game; by and large, respect from players, who helped eachother up after they had been dumped on the ground; oodles of respectfrom Wolves for the manner in which they capitulated.
Sealing the deasl: Newcastle's Jonas Gutierrez celebrates his goal
There was even respect for MikeAshley, whose chairman Derek Llambias took sycophancy to a new levelwhen he claimed Newcastle owed their existence to their owner.
Still, the main problems for Wolveswere at the back and these were evident when Kevin Nolan ran on toShola Ameobi's header to put Newcastle ahead.
Opening salvo: Kevin Nolan celebrates putting Newcastle in front
Then the striker rose aboveopponents to head in the second just before half-time. No 3 cameshortly after the break when Fabricio Coloccini and Joey Bartoncombined to set up Peter Lovenkrands.
The debacle was completed in addedtime when Steven Taylor raced out of defence before setting up JonasGutierrez to run almost unchallenged into the area and shoot in afourth.
Masked raider: Shola Ameobi (right) celebrates notching Newcastle's second goal
It meant Sylvan Ebanks-Blake's Wolves goal was just consolation.
Pardew said: 'Everywhere we have been we have been reminded of how important this fixture was.
'We were back to what we are about today. We had good pace. We were more energised.'
Three and easy: Peter Lovenkrands (left) adds a third goal for Newcastle
A disconsolate McCarthy said: 'You saw the Keystone Kops for the first goal. It was a good finish but, come on, if that happened tomorrow morning and we're watching our kids you wouldn't be happy about it.'
Newcastle (4-4-2): Harper; Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Ferguson (Perch 59min); Barton (S Taylor 89), Guthrie, Nolan, Gutierrez; Lovenkrands (Ranger 68), Ameobi. Subs (not used): Krul, Campbell, Tavernier, Kuqi. Booked: Ameobi, Nolan, Gutierrez, Perch, Ranger.
Wolves (4-5-1): Hennessey; Foley, Stearman, Berra, Elokobi (Ward 81); Hammill (Kightly 53), Milijas (Fletcher 30), Henry, O'Hara, Jarvis; Ebanks-Blake. Subs (not used): Hahnemann, Craddock, D Jones, Mancienne. Booked: Elokobi, Milijas, O'Hara.
Referee: M Dean (Wirral).
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