High-flying Notts County hammered Carlisle to set a new club record of 13 successive away games without defeat.
Jeff Hughes put the Magpies ahead when he ghosted in to head in Alan Judge's cross from close range.
Jordan Stewart's low cross from the left was touched in by Neal Bishop to give Notts a 2-0 half-time lead.
Former Carlisle striker Francois Zoko made it 3-0 from 12 yards out and Jamal Campbell-Ryce netted a penalty after he was fouled by Chris Chantler.
The home side's best efforts fell to Danny Livesey, who scraped the bar, and Joe Garner, who was denied at close range by Bartosz Bialkowski.
The only disappointment for Notts was a first-half injury to Judge, who limped off in the 35th minute.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Carlisle United manager Greg Abbott told BBC Radio Cumbria:
"It's more than three points lost. We've lost that bit of momentum and we've probably lost that bit of belief from around the city that we're a good side.
"When we've been as poor as we have been today, let's beat some people down with a stick because people need beating down with a stick and that includes everyone.
"I say that dressing room is all about me, Graham Kavanagh, Neil Dalton and Tony Caig and 18 players.
"I'm not going to stand aloof when we win games and I'm certainly not going to hide behind players when we lose games."
Notts County manager Keith Curle told BBC Radio Nottingham:
"I've got faith, belief and a system of play that the players have bought into. I am about building for the future.
"It would have been very easy to show disappointment after the defeats last week.
"The best way to show your disappointment is by your next performance and I think we got that today."
Carlisle 20 Gillespie 03 Robson 05 Livesey 15 Edwards 12 Thirlwell (Noble - 46' ) 16 Potts (Simek - 62' ) 21 Berrett 24 Chantler 11 Cadamarteri (Beck - 62' ) 22 Garner 27 Higginbotham Substitutes 01 Collin 02 Simek 06 Murphy 31 Bugno 07 Welsh 08 Noble 17 Beck Notts County 01 Bialkowski 06 Leacock 27 Regan Booked 29 Stewart 04 Bishop (Eastham - 68' ) 08 Liddle 10 Judge (Zoko - 35' ) 11 J Hughes 20 Campbell-Ryce (Nangel - 77' ) 28 Boucaud 15 Arquin Booked Substitutes 23 Speiss 03 Sheehan 34 Eastham 14 Mahon 31 Nangel 09 Showunmi 13 Zoko