Tuesday 30 Apr
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Noble: We were brave to win at Spurs

Mark Noble celebrates victory at Tottenham

West Ham United skipper Mark Noble described West Ham United’s performance in victory at Tottenham Hotspur as a brave one, after their endeavour was rewarded with Michail Antonio’s second half winner.

Aside from Antonio’s strike, the Hammers had further chances through Felipe Anderson, Marko Arnautovic, Antonio and Issa Diop, vindicating their attacking approach to the London derby.

With the backline on top form too, Noble was left to reflect on perhaps the performance of the season as West Ham became the first team to triumph at Tottenham’s new home.

He explained: “Spurs are a fantastic team and they fully deserved to be where they are in the league, and they fully deserve to be in the Champions League semi-final tonight.

“But on Saturday, the way we played away from home and the way we took the game to them, we were brave and we went there to win the game.

“We got a great goal, we defended brilliantly and in the end I thought we deserved our three points.

The way we played away from home and the way we took the game to them, we were brave and we went there to win the game

Mark Noble

“What a time it was to score, the first away goal at this stadium and with his performance he deserved it. He was fantastic.

“It was a great ball from Marko, and him, Felipe and Michail worked really hard to test the Spurs back four and we should probably have scored another couple but we’ll take a 1-0 all day long. What a win for us.”