English Premiership

Noble: West Ham win written in the stars

2016-05-11 14:26
Mark Noble (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - West Ham captain Mark Noble said that beating Manchester United in the last ever match at Boleyn Ground was written in the stars.

With both sides chasing a European-placed finish, the Hammers came from 2-1 down to win 3-2, courtesy of Diafra Sakho, Michail Antonio and Winston Reid - the latter scoring the stadium's final goal. 

Anthony Martial's brace was not enough for the Red Devils, who now face the prospect of missing out on a place in the top four for the second time in three seasons.

"We fought hard, they are a great team, Manchester United, they make the pitch so big, they make you run a lot. I'm just so proud of the players. Tonight they were phenomenal," said Noble, a local boy who has been at the club since he was 16.

"With this team this season, I don't ever feel like we are ever going to lose, apart from Saturday when we were 4-2 down with two minutes to play, but we have just got that spirit that we are never out of the game.

"Going 2-1 down to Manchester United is always tough and years gone by we would have lost that game but tonight, as I said, I think it was written in the stars for this fantastic place."

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