Mark Noble’s top five moments for West Ham United

Mark Noble, West Ham. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Mark Noble, West Ham. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images) /
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The goal against Leicester City 

Mark Noble, West Ham.
Mark Noble, West Ham. (Photo credit should read LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images) /

The last and hands-down best goal on this list is the 33-year-olds wonder strike against Leicester City back in 2018. This is a goal that Noble and West Ham fans will remember for a long time, not just because of the goal itself but also because of the significance behind it.

The Hammers had been battling relegation for most of the year in our second season at the London Stadium. Slaven Bilic had been sacked and David Moyes had been appointed for his first spell in charge of the club.

Despite picking up some form under the management of the Scotsman, West Ham were still dangerously close to the drop zone and survival in the League came down to the penultimate day of the season. The Hammers shocked many and came out 2-0 winners at the King Power Stadium and it was Noble’s goal that consolidated the victory and confirmed their league safety.

The goal came in the 64th minute following a freekick which was cleared by the Foxes; however, the clearance fell perfectly to Noble outside the box who fired his first time, driven volley into the bottom corner from around 30 yards out. It was, to put it bluntly, a worldie.

The only reason it didn’t win West Ham’s goal of the season award was that it, unfortunately, came in the same season that Pedro Obiang scored a thunderous effort against Spurs from around 35 yards out, which rocketed into the top left corner. So understandably, it came in second place but not by much.