Everything went against us, says Noble

  • by Staff Writer
  • Saturday, 5th October 2019

Mark Noble believes that Lady Luck failed to smile on West Ham as Manuel Pellegrini's side succumbed to a 2-1 defeat against Crystal Palace.

The Hammers, who led 1-0 at one stage through Sebastien Haller's fourth goal of the season were left reflecting on a disappointing defeat thanks to two controversial decisions.

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Declan Rice conceded a penalty after being adjudged to have handled the ball, even though the ball was kicked straight at his outstretched fingers from no more than 12 inches away.

And the game was lost in virtually the final minute of normal time when Michael Oliver's offside decision against Jordan Ayew was controversially overturned by VAR - who adjusged that the striker wwas being played onside by Felipe Anderson.

"In the first half their goalkeeper made two saves he didn't know about," complained the skipper. "Manu [Lanzini] had a great chance and Felipe [Anderson] had a great chance.

"Everything today went against us. I'm not sure about the hand ball and the offside decision for their second goal was millimetres [onside].

"We had two or three really good moves in the first half. Palace have some good players but we should definitely have scored in the first half with the chances that we had.

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"We scored a really good goal, but we had two massive decisions go against us."

The defeat leaves West Ham seventh in the Premier League, when a draw would've left them fourth in the table - and a win, third.

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