Noble thrilled with victory

West Ham United midfielder Mark Noble could not hide his excitement after playing his part in a memorable 2-0 victory over Arsenal at Emirates Stadium.

Noble conducted a number of post-match interviews but saved his best smile for West Ham TV.

The experienced midfielder was thrilled to be part of a superb all-round team display against the FA Cup holders and says it was one of the best victories he has ever achieved over the north London Club.

Cheikhou Kouyate's header on the stroke of half-time and Mauro Zarate's well taken strike early in the second sealed an impressive three points for the Hammers.

Noble had nothing but praise for the way his team-mates stuck together and showed the character and discipline to come away with a victory.

Noble said: “It doesn't get much better than that. You can see how happy I am. I have done other interviews and had to be serious! This was a great performance and over the years we have not had the greatest of success here.

“I have won here before when Bobby Zamora scored that fantastic goal and we have won today even more convincing than we did before.

“It was a freak of nature when we won that day (back in 2007) and had one shot on target and scored. They had 49 shots at goal and didn't and we had the great escape with Carlos (Tevez).

“But the whole team were fantastic today and I could go through every single one of them. I was proud of them today.”

Noble had special praise for Reece Oxford who became the youngest player in the Club's history to make his Premier League debut at just 16 and feels he will grow even stronger.

Noble added: “Reece has got the height, the stature to play in this league. He has still got a lot to learn and is enthusiastic.

"The great thing about him is that he takes everything in his stride and that is great when you are playing in front of 50,000 every week.

“I am on him in every day in training and I don't let him slip up one bit. He gets treated like any other player does because I know what he is capable of and I want to get the best out of him.”