Newcastle’s best player last night was Sylvain Marveaux, and he was given a surprise start by manager Alan Pardew, but the lad must have been impressing in training, because he was Newcastle’s star man last night in his best game ever for Newcastle and he leads in our poll for Man of the Match with 37%, just edging out Vurnon Anita so far on 36%, and the Dutch International put in another fine display last night in the middle of the park for the Magpies.
Sylvain Marveaux – put on great display last night
It was just what Sylvain needed after two years of injury hell, and he played very well last nigh and at times looked a bit like Ben Arfa, and a Sylvain Marveaux in form, paired with Ben Arfa would give Newcastle a big threat down both wings.
The former Rennes winger was obviously pleased with his performance as he had this to say on Newcastle’s web-site after the game:
“I haven’t played many games in the Premier League, so it was good to be on the pitch from the start and to play 90 minutes.” “To be a part of a win like that gives me great pleasure.”
“That is my favorite position, so I was happy to play there tonight.” “Now I am just looking forward to the next game. This is only one match so I hope I can build on this and play a lot of games and get us more wins.”
“It was very important because after losing four games we had to win at home.” “We deserved more at Stoke but tonight we worked hard as a team, we kept our confidence and it was a good win.”
“It was a lot easier after the penalty and the red card but we did everything to get the second and third goals.”
Newcastle remain 14th in the league table and are now 5 points above the drop zone, and are next game is at Fulham next Monday night, and we are tied on 17 points with the London side.
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