Noble proud of new Club record

Mark Noble admits it is a great achievement for the Club to set a new club record and go 15 Premier League games unbeaten at home

Mark Noble admits it is a great achievement to set a new Club record and go 15 Premier League games unbeaten at the Boleyn Ground and hopes they can extend that impressive run until the end of the season.

Noble has been instrumental in helping the Hammers make Upton Park a fortress this season and enjoyed another memorable evening against Watford as he scored two penalties to help Slaven Bilic's side come away with a 3-1 victory.

West Ham have not been beaten at home in the top flight since the defeat against Bournemouth back in August and have kept alive their hopes of securing a European place with a formidable home record.

Noble says he has been proud to lead the players this year and says the new Club record is a fitting way for them to finish their final ever season at the Boleyn Ground.

Noble said: “Apart from the FA Cup we are unbeaten here since August which is unbelievable with the last every year at the Boleyn.

“It is a great achievement from us and we want to keep it that way. There has been a lot of hard work, determination and skill that has helped us along the way.

“For me to lead the boys through that is fantastic. We want to keep doing that until the end and see what happens.”

It turned out to be another impressive evening for the club skipper after he made it 25 goals from 28 penalties to continue his formidable spot-kick record.

Noble added: “I am delighted with my record from the penalty spot. I was a bit disappointed that we got our first away penalty in six years (against Leicester) and I wasn't on the pitch!

“But I managed to get two goals tonight and they were two important ones as we were only 1-0 up and it was a dangerous game for us. The penalty put us two goals in front and gave us that cushion before getting another one.

“I just try and relax when I take them. I pick my spot and remain confident. I have never changed the way I take them. I always believe in myself and 25 out of 28 is not bad.

“We keep pushing and we have had a lot of bad luck against us in recent games. We could have been a lot higher but tonight we got what we deserved.

“Watford changed a lot of their players because of the FA Cup semi-final at the weekend and good luck to them. But it was a potential banana skin for us and we had to put a performance in.

“It was a great ball from Dimi for Andy's finish and that is six in six for big AC now and another assist for Dimi. It was a good night.”