The flying Welshman took his tally to 13 goals in the Premier League with a double to sink the Toon 2-1 on Saturday.
His early free-kick was cancelled out by Yoan Gouffran's strike but having dictated the second half, we secured maximum points with a brilliant second from Gareth, bursting through from halfway before finishing.
It stretched our run in the Premier League to 10 unbeaten and one loss in 14.
"Obviously, individually, a great player like Gareth stands out," said Andre. "His goal through the middle was an inspiration.
"He’s really enjoying his football. Whatever his position, he’s able to express his full potential and that’s what you look for as a coach.
"Individual moments of brilliance can solve a game and that’s what we saw from Gareth."