Mark Noble stars in West Ham United win

Mark Noble

The 28-year-old midfielder consolidated his status as one of the Irons' best players.

West Ham United maintained their Europa League qualification bid with a rousing 3-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday afternoon.

Two goals in the final 10 minutes of the first half from Cheikhou Kouyate and Mark Noble saw the Hammers take a big step toward the victory, before their captain fantastic Noble completed his brace on 79 minutes as the Londoners moved fifth in the Premier League.

The 28-year-old obviously played a huge role in the victory, but it would perhaps be a shame to overlook the other aspects of his performance in what was quite an accomplished all-round display.

  PositionTeamTouchesTotal PassAccurate PassBall RecoveryDispossessedDuel WonAerial WonInterceptionAppearancesMins Played
Mark Noble MF West Ham 89 72 62 12 0 8 0 2 1 90

For a start, Noble, who enjoyed a testimonial last month, clocked 89 touches of the ball - more than any other West Ham player - and completed 62 of his 72 attempted passes.

Only Kouyate, with 13, managed to recover possession more times than Noble with 12, but the midfielder also won eight of his duels.

He also managed two interceptions, but perhaps most impressive was the fact that he was not dispossessed once in his 90 minutes on the field which might illustrate just how economic he is in possession.

A player like this deserves to test himself on the European stage and they look set to win a Europa League spot.

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