Tottenham icon Gary Lineker was left drooling over Mark Noble’s goal for West Ham in their win against Leicester at the King Power on Saturday.
Noble, 30, scored an absolute screamer to put David Moyes’ side 2-0 up in a major win in the East Midlands that served to be a major boost in the Hammers’ bid to avoid a shock relegation.
The West Ham captain slammed a 25-yard volley into the back of the home side’s net, leading to Leicester-mad Lineker to take to Twitter to pay credit to a phenomenal strike.
“A truly sensational volley from Mark Noble makes it 2-0 against Leicester. Credit where it’s due…and that goal deserves a lot of credit,” he said on his personal Twitter account on Saturday afternoon.
A truly sensational volley from Mark Noble makes it 2-0 against Leicester. Credit where it’s due…and that goal deserves a lot of credit.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 5, 2018
Football Insider verdict
Noble has had a lot of stick this season, but he deserves nothing but praise for what is definitely a goal of the month candidate. It’s been a long season for the West Ham supporters, but the end is finally in sight. That win against Leicester was massive for the club as it moves them up to 38 points – six points clear of the bottom three, practically confirming safety. It would be unthinkable for the Hammers to go down, or even be in a relegation battle after how much money was spent last year. It’s going to be a major rebuilding job in the summer. Will the board continue their trust in Moyes? Or will they look for a more attractive name to help move the club into a top-half position for next term. Either way, West Ham need to keep hold of players like Noble. He steps up in games like this, and my word, did he step up in Leicester.
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