Tuesday 10

West Ham United

Intensity the key for Noble

2nd December 2019, 12:29 by Jack Ogalbe

Mark Noble has demanded his West Ham side replicate the "hunger" they showed in Saturday's 1-0 win over Chelsea.

Noble led his team out at Stamford Bridge aiming to end a run of eight games without a win but history was against them, having not won at the ground since 2002.

However, Manuel Pellegrini’s men came away with a surprise result, Aaron Cresswell scoring the only goal of the match in the 48th minute.

The Hammers were previously criticised for lacking determination in their play, often struggling to match their opposition in each facet of the game.

They have also been plagued by goalkeeping errors and after a number of mishaps involving Roberto, Pellegrini decided to give David Martin the nod in Lukasz Fabinaski’s absence.

With Martin between the sticks, there seemed a renewed optimism within the side and that was reflected in their performance.

Next up is Wednesday’s trip to Wolves and West Ham have a point to prove having lost 3-0 at Molineux last season.

Wolves are unbeaten in nine Premier League games and the Hammers can take inspiration from their improvement, with Nuno Espirito Santo’s side themselves overcoming an early season slump.

Noble says his side have set themselves a benchmark with the win over Chelsea, adding that they will have a chance to repeat their result at Molineux if they play with the same commitment.

“If we play like that and that intensity and that hunger in the way we run and press and tackle and head, then we’ve got a chance,” he told the club website.

“If we don’t, then we’re just going to go back to what we have been doing. You can’t say it enough times that in this league, if you are not on it a hundred per cent you get punished, but today with a little bit of luck, some really good play and some hard work, we got three points.”

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

More West Ham United

West Ham United

Pellegrini allays West Ham relegation fears

10th December 2019, 12:51

Manuel Pellegrini has played down talk of a relegation battle for West Ham despite Monday's defeat against Arsenal plunging them deeper into trouble.

West Ham United

Benitez rules out Premier League return

10th December 2019, 06:07

Rafael Benitez says he came close to taking the West Ham job earlier in his career but is not interested now should it become available.

West Ham United

Hammers considering Begovic move

8th December 2019, 16:48

West Ham are reportedly pondering a move for Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic ahead of the January window.

West Ham United

Hammers co-owners ‘losing faith’ in Husillos

6th December 2019, 16:31

West Ham's board are reportedly losing faith in Mario Husillos, who was meant to bring stability when he was appointed as the club's first director of football.

West Ham United

Pellegrini takes positives from Wolves setback

5th December 2019, 04:28

Under-pressure West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini denied his side had taken a step backwards after slipping to defeat at Wolves.

West Ham United

Wolves 2-0 West Ham

4th December 2019, 22:22

Wolves moved up to fifth place in the Premier League as they swept aside West Ham to heap more pressure on beleaguered Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini.

Recent Sport Headlines

Rugby Union

Dowson - Mallinder return has lifted Saints

10th December 2019, 18:08

Northampton forwards coach Phil Dowson admits it is "great" to see Harry Mallinder back in training.


Sharapova moving on from Olympic ambitions

10th December 2019, 18:05

Maria Sharapova has seemingly ended her dreams of competing at the 2020 Olympic Games by committing to another tournament in July.

Manchester City

Is Guardiola right to be weighing up City future?

10th December 2019, 18:04

Pep Guardiola has taken Manchester City to new heights but worryingly rumours regarding a departure at the end of the season refuse to go away.

Rugby League

Mellor targets Rhinos impact

10th December 2019, 17:50

Leeds new boy Alex Mellor says he is not intimidated by the level of competition at Headingley.


Pearson to work on positives

10th December 2019, 17:34

Nigel Pearson says there are plenty of positives for him to work on as he looks to guide Watford away from the foot of the Premier League.


Sought-after McNeil leading by example

10th December 2019, 17:08

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says other players could do worse than follow the example set by Dwight McNeil amid renewed speculation over the winger's future.


Tomori closing in on new Chelsea deal

10th December 2019, 17:08

Reports claim academy product Fikayo Tomori is in advanced talks with Chelsea over a contract extension.

Newcastle United

Are protests starting to hit the mark at Newcastle?

10th December 2019, 17:08

With Newcastle launching a season-ticket initiative on Tuesday, are the continued protests from the Geordie faithful beginning to have an impact on the owner?