Noble - We have to take care of Payet

West Ham United captain Mark Noble feels the victory over Newcastle was a bigger result than the memorable win at Liverpool and is expecting big things playing alongside Dimitri Payet and new signing Victor Moses.

The Hammers produced an outstanding display and were inspired by new signing Payet who showed his quality once again with another man of the match performance.

The French international opened the scoring early in the game with a superb curling shot and then added a second on 48 minutes when he was in the right place to convert a rebound from a Victor Moses shot which hit the bar.

Payet has made an immediate impact at the Boleyn Ground following his summer move from Marseille and has already shown that he is going to be one of the star performers in the Premier League.

Noble says he is relishing the chance to play alongside the talented forward and hopes he will continue to show this kind of form for the remainder of the season.

Noble said: “It is great from my point of view as I have played a bit further forward in recent games and I played a part in his first goal.

“I knew as soon as I laid the ball off to him that he would score as he is that kind of player and having the confidence like that is key.

“The second finish is harder from my point of view as the ball was in the air a long time and it was a great finish. Victor was fantastic and was gutted that he could not score himself.

“He is strong, has got great feet and can score a goal. We just need to look after him.”

Noble will never forget being part of the side that managed to end 52-years without a victory at Anfield and played such a key role in a convincing 3-0 victory.

But after suffering consecutive home defeats against Leicester and Bournemouth, the Hammers new club captain knew the importance of securing the first home victory and knows the importance of having a successful season in the final ever season at the Boleyn Ground.

Noble added: “I think this game against Newcastle was more important than the Liverpool result.

“We did the same against Arsenal and then lost the next home game. We didn't want to do that again and our main aim was the result rather than the performance but I think we got both on the night.

“We want to keep playing the way we are, put points on the board and worry about the other stuff at the end of the season.

“As the chairmen have stated and I have said in the past, this season is one of the most important in the Club's history because we cannot go into the new Stadium as a Championship Club.

“There is a lot of pressure on the boys and the manager, but we just need to keep our feet on the floor and keep working for each other.”

The other big talking point to come out of the Newcastle game was the superb performance from Moses on his Premier League debut for the east London Club.

The Nigeria international immediately showed the quality that he is going to bring to the Hammers this season with his pace and power and was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet just after half-time when his shot hit the bar.

Noble said: “He brought us pace and strength. Victor is a great lad and doesn't show too much emotion.

“It was a big decision from the manager to play him as he left Pedro (Obiang) out and he was fantastic against Liverpool.

“But I think at home we wanted to set our stall out and go for the game. We certainly showed that early on.

“We have the added quality that Victor brings to the team and you can see the quality we have got on the bench with big AC, Jelavic, Michail who is hungry and looks really strong in training. It is exciting.”

The Hammers now head to Premier League leaders Manchester City on Saturday in confident mood and after recording victories over Arsenal and Liverpool in the first two away games, Noble sees no reason why they cannot cause another big surprise at the Etihad Stadium.

“We just need to keep working hard again this week. We cannot think we have done it and it gives us a bit of leeway going into the Manchester City game and try and get a result.

“City are by the far the best team and they have not conceded a goal yet. That would be a major feat if we could score.

“Everyone knows how good they are and their players seem to be back on it. We have also got a good team and when you look at our first three away games, to already have six points is exciting.”