Mort: "As we have said all along, we are obviously keen for Michael to stay.
"He's a fabulous player and he showed that again.
"Now we are looking forward to sitting down with his team and working out an agreement for him to stay at Newcastle United."
Mike Ashley went for a pint with Toon fans before the game and Mort said: "As I have said all along, Mike has been very clear from the outset. He wants me to run the club and he wants to enjoy his football on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.
"He enjoys supporting the club in every aspect. Lots of fans have a quick beer before a game, and he was no exception yesterday. And after the game he went down to the dressing-room to say well done to the players and Kevin.
"Obviously, I'm thrilled with the result.
"To go in at half-time against your biggest rivals 2-0 up was a great experience."