West Ham earned their first penalty of the season against Sheffield United last night. The Hammers fans were unsure as to who would take the spot-kick with Mark Noble sitting on the bench. Declan Rice confidently tucked the penalty away in the end and ExWHUemployee highlighted how he called it a month ago.

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We hadn’t been awarded a penalty before last night since July last year. Michail Antonio slotted that one away at Old Trafford against Manchester United.

It really is astonishing considering the fact that Leicester City have been given 10 penalties in the Premier League this season!

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Declan Rice (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Finally our luck turned last night, although it took loaning a Manchester United player and a rugby tackle to make it happen! About time eh?

There was some confusion after Jesse Lingard was brought down, Who would take the spot-kick with Mark Noble sitting on the bench?


ExWHUemployee called Declan Rice penalty

ExWHUemployee highlighted how he told us all the answer to that question on January 21st:

Give Ex his due here. He was spot on.

Rice has great technique, so it is no surprise that he is on penalty duties with Noble out of the side.

And let’s hope that we see him slot a few more home between now and the end of the season!

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