Date: 12th May 2019 at 8:30pm
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Sky Sports pundit Iain Dowie was full of praise for West Ham’s Mark Noble after the midfielder put the Hammers in front against Watford at Vicarage Road, as the Hammers won 4-1 on Sunday.

Noble helped the Hammers on their way to a convincing final day win at Watford, scoring the opening goal after 15 minutes with an excellent goal and the fourth from the penalty spot, as West Ham secured the win needed to claim a top ten finish.

Dowie was quick to praise the midfielder after he scored West Ham’s opening goal at vicarage Road on the final day of the Premier League season.

“It’s an outstanding goal, a little link up play with Antonio, then he cuts inside and puts it past Ben Foster. What a goal,” Dowie told Sky Sports News on Sunday [3:17pm].

OPINION

Dowie was right to praise Noble’s contribution to West Ham’s opening goal against Watford. The West Ham captain has hugely influential in helping his side take the lead, with an excellent strike finding the net beyond the dive of Ben Foster. The midfielder has had a very strong season in West Ham’s midfield alongside Declan Rice, as the Englishman has helped to guide the Hammers to a midtable finish in Pellegrini’s first year in charge. Noble has been an influential figure with his leadership on the pitch vital to helping Pellegrini adapt to life in charge of the Hammers and impose his style of play onto his side. The Englishman managed to produce a strong display against Watford, as he scored two of the Hammers’ four goals to help his side take all three points from their final match of the season. West Ham fans will hope that Noble can continue to be a strong contributor next season for the Hammers, as they aim to build on good first season under Pellegrini, with Sunday’s win taking them to a top ten finish, next campaign at the London Stadium.