David Gold has taken to Twitter to express his delight at West Ham United’s superb 2-0 win over Manchester United at the London Stadium on Sunday, with the Hammers co-owner singling out Mark Noble for particular praise.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men are up to fifth in the top flight. Goals from Andriy Yarmolenko and Aaron Cresswell either side of the break ensured that the Irons secured the three points.
In truth, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were extremely poor. But West Ham deserve credit for taking full advantage of how lacklustre the visitors were.
Noble was outstanding. The 32-year-old played a key role in the move that led to Yarmolenko finding the bottom corner just before the half-time interval.
And it was also the West Ham captain who won the free-kick that allowed Cresswell to put the game to bed with six minutes to go.
Whoscored.com shows that only one Hammers player – Felipe Anderson – completed more successful passes than Noble.
And as Gold lauded the home supporters for the atmosphere that they created inside the ground, he also praised the midfielder’s display…
Good morning all, just come down to earth.
David Kidd sports writer of the Sun wrote “Man United found themselves overwhelmed by a cauldron of noise” Home support at its best. For me. Man of Match, Captain Mark Noble. dg pic.twitter.com/yfolVFllxw
— David Gold (@davidgold) September 23, 2019
West Ham have made an incredibly promising start to the campaign. They sit two points behind Manchester City, and they have not lost a single game since the opening day defeat to Pep Guardiola’s men.