By Pranav Shahaney

27th Oct, 2021 | 8:27pm

Peter Drury: Mark Noble's shot on goal was 'scintillating'

Peter Drury has waxed lyrical of Mark Noble’s effort in the West Ham v Manchester City Carabao Cup clash on Wednesday.

Captaining the Hammers on the day, the veteran midfielder came extremely close to finding the back of the net in the 24th minute.

After an exciting passage of play, Noble had a crack at Zack Steffen’s goal from long-distance but failed to score as the City keeper read it well and pulled off a fine stop.

Discussing this on commentatory for the EFL world feed, Drury, a BT Sport man, said, “Scintillating shot that from Noble. Best spell of the game so far.”

Encouraging

As many expected, the Citizens dominated most of the possession, but the Hammers have been far from pushovers.

They’ve stepped up to the challenge and held a robust shape and opted to play on the counter.

Despite resting a number of his first-team players, David Moyes has managed to get this side to play the way he’s wanted to and will certainly be asking for more of the same in the second half.

Noble’s controlled this midfield perfectly while Arthur Masuaku is looking extremely sharp on his return.

There’s still a feeling that if City knick a goal, they’ll kill the game as this doesn’t seem a contest with too many goals and Pep Guardiola is well aware of that.

We’re hoping that the likes of Nikola Vlasic or Andriy Yarmolenko come up with a moment of brilliance as they’ve been peripheral thus far.

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