On This Day: Noble on the spot as West Ham sting Hornets


Mark Noble scored twice from the penalty spot as West Ham United beat Watford 3-1 on this day in 2016.

The Hammers were coming to the close of the final season at the Boleyn Ground, with this being the third-from-last competitive game played at the Club's home of 104 years.

With the Irons still hopeful of a top-four Premier League finish, Andy Carroll put Slaven Bilic's side ahead inside eleven minutes, hooking in his sixth goal in his last six matches.

Noble made it 2-0 just before half-time, beating Heurelho Gomes from the spot after Jose Holebas had fouled Diafra Sakho.

The captain made it 3-0 eight minutes after the break, converting his second penalty of the afternoon after Almen Abdi had brought down Michail Antonio.

Sebastian Prodl hooked one back for Watford before Adrian saved a penalty from the Hornets' Troy Deeney and ensured his side would collect all three points and extend their unbeaten run to nine Premier League matches.


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