Mark Noble was brought on for the final 15 minutes of West Ham United’s Europa League win over Lyon last night.
The 34-year-old Hammers captain will hang up his boots at the end of the season.
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And what a send-off for him it would be if West Ham manage to win the Europa League this season. The stuff that dreams are made of!
Noble is a huge influence for West Ham both on and off the pitch. Replacing him will be impossible so keeping him around the London Stadium in some kind of capacity will be imperative.
David Moyes gave the Hammers midfielder 15 minutes in the Groupama Stadium last night and the Canning Town-born ace would have loved every minute of it.
Superb Mark Noble photo after West Ham beat Lyon
The 34-year-old will leave behind an everlasting legacy when he eventually hangs up his boots at the end of this season.
Noble still has a huge role to play for West Ham between now and then though.
The club captain might not start week in, week out but his leadership stretches well beyond the football pitch.
West Ham United means so much to Noble. You can see that by watching his performances in the Claret and Blue throughout the years.
And one photo summed up his emotion after the memorable night in Lyon:
That really is great to see.
Mark Noble may have played a small role for West Ham against Lyon in comparison to others. But last night would have meant more to him than any other player in that Hammers dressing room after the game!
To say that the above picture got us emotional is a huge understatement!
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