Hammers captain Mark Noble has explained why Said Benrahma celebrated with him after scoring in West Ham’s win over Norwich.
After the disappointment of missing out on the Europa League final, West Ham fans were given plenty to cheer during a Sunday stroll in the sun at Norwich.
A comfortable 4-0 win ensured West Ham are still very much fighting for sixth place and a Europa League spot again next season.
Hammers fans also got a chance to see Noble in action at Carrow Road ahead of his big farewell at home against Man City this weekend.
The match was a mixed bag for Michail Antonio and Said Benrahma.
Striker Antonio scored his first Premier League goal since New Year’s Day while Benrahma grabbed a brace before both were forced off with injuries.
Benrahma opened the scoring on 12 minutes and he instantly headed for the dugout.
Given his previous run-in with David Moyes – some thought the Algerian might be heading over to the manager to make a point that he should be starting more games.
But instead Benrahma embraced a laughing Noble.
And now Noble has explained why Benrahma celebrated with him after scoring in the West Ham win over Norwich (whufc.com).
Mark Noble explains why Said Benrahma celebrated with him after scoring in West Ham win over Norwich
“I said to Said before the game ‘I think you’re going to score today for a little birthday present for myself’,” Noble, who turned 35 at the weekend, told whufc.com.
“And yea after 12 minutes he scores and obviously he comes running over (to me) which was nice.
“We just hope he’s alright because he obviously got a knock late doors.”
It was a lovely moment for Noble, who was also serenaded by West Ham fans singing ‘Happy birthday to you’
Now attentions turn to what promises to be a hugely emotional occasion as Noble says goodbye to West Ham fans at the London Stadium this weekend.
The Hammers face a tough task on the pitch against Man City.
But Noble will be hoping to go out on a high as he gets what is sure to be a rapturous send off.