Mark Noble can be seriously under appreciated at times, by supporters of West Ham and other clubs.
His leadership qualities very rarely come under any type of scrutiny, but his technical abilities can be harshly criticised due to the fact he isn’t as overtly skilful as some others.
Though he does like to offer a reminder of just how good he can be every now and again with a breath taking goal, something he did against Watford.
The West Ham Twitter account has posted a video of the goal again, keeping it fresh in the memory:
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) June 27, 2019
Quality ran through the DNA of the goal from start to finish: from the one-two with Michail Antonio, to the run forward with the ball, the ease with which he got past Christian Kabasele and the composed, precise finish that he sent into the bottom corner.
He has scored some superb goals in his career, but this is surely amongst the most aesthetically pleasing of the lot.
The West Ham captain is also far from past the point of being able to make an impact, having made 31 appearances last season, scoring five times and assisting five – which is a good return for someone who isn’t an attack minded player.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the goal, including tweets from impressed West Ham fans, can be seen below:
Such an underappreciated player. Noble is the best!
— Dinglebuttz (@Dinglebuttz) June 27, 2019
— Josh (@JoshVernege) June 27, 2019
Nobody does a faint/dummy better than Noble! That’s where the lack of pace is compensated for and why he continues to perform at the top level!
— Dale (@drobe10) June 27, 2019
Not looking forward to the day he hangs up his boots
— chris smit (@chrissm21959158) June 27, 2019
@brad18finan9 cold as ice, mr west ham putting players to shame
— Jamie (@jamiewhusteele) June 27, 2019
Sorry but how has he never had at least one England cap
— stephen russell (@stev071) June 27, 2019