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The old adage one swallow does not a summer make rings true for West Ham United but is Mark Noble getting carried away?

West Ham finally got their first Premier League points under Manuel Pellegrini last time out.

The Hammers pulled off something of a shock 3-1 over Everton at Goodison Park.

It was a deserved victory and came as a massive relief to Pellegrini and supporters.

But the quality of the performance was just as pleasing as the result.

There was a distinct shift in attitude from the players on Merseyside.

And now it seems captain Mark Noble has dramatically changed his attitude towards his teammates.

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Don’t get carried away Nobes

After the home defeat to Wolves before the international break Noble revealed he ripped into his colleagues in heated dressing down.

The homegrown skipper also aimed a subtle dig at his teammates and manager in his column with the Evening Standard ahead of the Everton game last week.


Now Noble has changed tack, insisting West Ham had in fact been unlucky before the Everton win.

Speaking to the club’s official website Noble went on to big up his own involvement in the win and believes supporters should be excited ahead of a daunting run of fixtures, starting with Chelsea this weekend.

“We haven’t played that badly in our other games, but it’s all about results and to get those three points on Sunday was fantastic for everyone,” Noble told

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One swallow does not a summer make

“We scored three really good goals, particularly the third one. It started out wide with me and Yarmo, then went inside to Pedro and he played a one-two and then back into Marko, so it was a fantastic goal.

“The second one I got an assist, but it was more of a case of me taking a tackle and their left-back wiped me out! The ball broke to Yarmo and he cut inside and scored, so it was all good.

“Last week’s win gives everyone something to get excited about. We’re at home now and I’m hoping the crowd are going to be massively behind us on Sunday and we can get another result for them.”

Confidence is great.

And West Ham desperately need it at the moment.

But Noble should remember that old adage and concentrate on keeping everyone’s feet firmly on the ground.

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