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West Ham news: Noble showed ‘big giant balls’

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David Moyes says captain Mark Noble showed “big giant balls” when he came off the bench to take West Ham’s injury-time penalty against Manchester United – which was dramatically saved by David de Gea.

The 34-year-old had been given a watching brief for the pair’s Premier League encounter at the London Stadium on Sunday, which had seen Said Benrahma’s first-half goal cancelled out by strikes from Cristiano Ronaldo and former West Ham loanee Jesse Lingard.

The Hammers were heading for a first defeat since May when they were given the opportunity to snatch a point by referee Martin Atkinson, who penalised Luke Shaw for handling Andriy Yarmolenko’s cross in stoppage time.

Noble was swiftly called up from the bench and replaced Jarrod Bowen so that he could take the penalty kick. But his effort – and first touch of the game – was palmed away by De Gea, handing United all three points and a 2-1 win while condemning West Ham to their first defeat of the season.

Moyes says he has no regrets about his decision to bring Noble on and praised the character – and manhood – of his captain when asked in his press conference ahead of the game against Leeds about Noble’s positive response to the miss – which saw him lead the Hammers to a 1-0 Carabao Cup win at Old Trafford on Wednesday, courtesy of Manuel Lanzini’s first-half goal.


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