Mark Noble reveals what saved West Ham from relegation
By Aramide Oladipo
West Ham captain Mark Noble has pointed to the home wins over Crystal Palace, Swansea and Tottenham as the essential ingredients of the Hammers’ bid to remain in the Premier League.
West Ham guaranteed a place in England’s top flight next season with a 1-0 win over bitter local rivals Tottenham Hotspur last Friday night.
When speaking with the club’s official website, Noble, who only turned 30 last week, revealed that he is still enjoying the derby day victory.
“After Friday night, the weekend I had was pretty special. I’m still getting over Friday now to be honest with you, it was amazing.” he said.
It’s been a tough season for the Hammers following their impressive campaign last year when they secured a place in the Europa League with a top-seven finish.
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West Ham have struggled to perform at their new London Stadium, however Noble believes his side have picked up victories there which helped them avoid the drop this season.
He added: “As I said, when we needed each other this year – the players and fans – against Swansea, against Crystal Palace and the Spurs game as well, we’ve been together and we’ve got results.”
The Hammers defeated Crystal Palace 3-0 back in January with goals from Fegholi, Lanzini and a goal of the season contender from Andy Carroll who produced an outstanding overhead kick.
The East London side were just five points above the relegation zone going into the game against Swansea but they managed to come away with a 1-0 victory thanks to a great strike from Cheikhou Kouyate.
West Ham were confirmed safe last week and they are now set to compete in the Premier League for the sixth consecutive season next year.
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