Mark Noble feels West Ham's match with Everton was 'strange'

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West Ham United lost 2-1 to Everton at the weekend.

Mark Noble has told West Ham United's official site that his side's match against Everton at the weekend was a 'strange' one.

The central midfielder felt that the Hammers played well throughout the match, but the scoreline did not reflect their performance. 

Noble says that the game had a feel of a pre-season contest, but he was still disappointed to end up on the losing side, after Everton scored two late goals to get the victory. 

“The strange thing is I thought we played quite well on Saturday in a lot of spells and, at times, it was like a bit of a pre-season match in the sun.

“[Romelu] Lukaku always seems to score against us. In the last minute as well, which hurts, and put a bit of a downer on the day.

“Even in the first half, I thought we created a couple of chances, we passed the ball well and got in good positions. But if you don't concentrate for the full 90 minutes, 94 minutes, whatever it was, you get punished and that's what happened.”

West Ham and Everton are both destined to finish in mid-table, so it is no surprise that the game lacked the intensity of their meetings earlier in the season.

It will still have been a frustrating defeat for the Hammers, though, as Sam Allardyce's side have been so desperately off form since Christmas.

West Ham's campaign has fallen apart in 2015 and their defeat to Everton summed up their current problems.

The London outfit have been guilty of chucking away points on numerous occasions and they are likely to be looking forward to the end of the campaign so that they can re-group over pre-season. 

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