Saturday 11 Jul
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Team news: Mark Noble returns to West Ham United starting XI at Norwich

Mark Noble


David Moyes has made just one change to his West Ham United starting XI for today’s Premier League fixture at Norwich City.

Captain Mark Noble returns to the team in place of Andriy Yarmolenko in the only alteration from Wednesday’s 1-0 home defeat by Burnley at London Stadium.

Former Ipswich Town loanee Noble skippers the side on his 499th appearance for the Hammers on a cool summer’s day at Carrow Road, where the sunshine we enjoyed on the drive up to Norfolk is now poking through the clouds.

Lukasz Fabianski starts in goal behind a back four of Ryan Fredericks, Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna and another former Ipswich player in left-back Aaron Cresswell.

Declan Rice, who has led the Irons in the last three matches in Noble’s absence, shields the back four, with Tomas Soucek and Noble completing the midfield three.

Jarrod Bowen and Pablo Fornals will fill the wide positions, with Michail Antonio leading the forward line.

Yarmolenko, who made his first start since November on Wednesday evening, returns to the substitutes’ bench, where he is joined by fellow forwards Sebastien Haller and Albian Ajeti.

Goalkeeper Darren Randolph, defenders Ben Johnson, Fabian Balbuena and Arthur Masuaku and midfielders Jack Wilshere and Manuel Lanzini complete the list of replacements.

Robert Snodgrass and Felipe Anderson both returned to training for West Ham this week after returning from back and hamstring injuries, but today's match comes too soon.

West Ham United: Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Noble ©, Fornals, Bowen, Antonio
Subs: Randolph (GK), Johnson, Balbuena, Masuaku, Wilshere, Lanzini, Yarmolenko, Ajeti, Haller

Norwich City: Krul, Aarons, Klose, Godfrey, Lewis, Tettey ©, Vrancic, Buendia, Stiepermann, Hernandez, Pukki
Subs: McGovern (G), Rupp, Cantwell, Trybull, Drmic, McLean, Duda, Idah, Martin