Newcastle United loanee winger Sylvain Marveaux scores in vital Guingamp victory

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Sylvain Marveaux was on target as Guingamp won away at Caen on Saturday.

Newcastle United’s 3-2 loss at home to Swansea City on Saturday was their seventh defeat in a row, leaving them only five points from the relegation zone with four games remaining. However, across the channel, one of their loanees was enjoying a victory as Sylvain Marveaux helped Guingamp secure a 2-0 win over Caen.

So far this season, Marveaux’s success had come mostly in the Europa League, scoring twice as EA Guingamp reached the knock-out stages of the competition. In 22 appearances, Marveaux, who is on a season-long loan from St James’ Park, had already set up two goals, but had still not found the back of the net.

That changed on Saturday. Guingamp had already taken the lead when Claudio Beauvue’s cross-come-shot found the far top corner from deep on the right, but Marveaux made sure of the three points. Released through the middle by Christophe Mandanne, Marveaux took the ball on his left foot, touched it back with his right behind his back and finished beyond Remy Vercoutre with his left.

The win takes Guingamp up to 11th place with 43 points, it should keep them safe, but they are only six points away from the relegation zone. Along with Bastia and Lorient, they were the only teams in the bottom half of the table to win this weekend.

Marveaux will return to Newcastle at the end of the season, and the way the club's season is going, there could be a very good chance that the former Rennes winger will turn up back in the North East for a second chance of success with the Geordie club.

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