'Pure power' - West Ham captain Noble hails £12m signing

Hull City 2 - 2 West Ham United

  • 39" Abel Hernández
  • 50" Enner Valencia
  • 64" Mohamed Diamé
  • 67" Diafra Sakho

Ref: Martin Atkinson
Attendance: 21,275

Hull City KC Stadium at night

West Ham midfielder Mark Noble has praised striker Enner Valencia.

Enner Valencia scored a tremendous goal on his West Ham debut, helping the Hammers secure a 2-2 away draw at Hull.

The Ecuadorian international's strike was described as a 'wondergoal' by opposition manager Steve Bruce after the game, and his teammate Mark Noble was also impressed, but not surprised.

He told SkySports after the game: "He does that in training all the time. He's got no backlift and pure power. I didn't even see it go in to be honest.

"Thats what he brings to us and him and Sakho today worked their socks off, I'm over the moon they've both got a goal, I hope it (the second) gets credited to Sakho.

"If they can continue that, they look like a good couple of buys."

Statistics

Hull City

West Ham United

Possession

40.9%
59.1%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Hull City

  • Allan McGregor
  • Andrew Robertson
  • Michael Dawson
  • Curtis Davies
  • Ahmed Elmohamady
  • Tom Huddlestone
  • Stephen Quinn
  • Jake Livermore
  • Mohamed Diamé
  • Abel Hernández
  • Nikica Jelavic

Substitutes

  • Hatem Ben Arfa
  • David Meyler
  • Liam Rosenior
  • Robbie Brady
  • Gastón Ramírez
  • James Chester
  • Steve Harper

West Ham United

  • Adrián
  • Guy Demel
  • Winston Reid
  • James Tomkins
  • Aaron Cresswell
  • Stewart Downing
  • Mark Noble
  • Mauro Zárate
  • Cheikhou Kouyaté
  • Diafra Sakho
  • Enner Valencia

Substitutes

  • Carlton Cole
  • Ricardo Vaz Te
  • Alexandre Song
  • Morgan Amalfitano
  • Carl Jenkinson
  • Jussi Jääskeläinen
  • James Collins

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