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Noble ready for Palace

NobleMark Noble believes the Irons have every chance of beating Palace this weekend despite Alan Pardew’s side being “a good side with exciting players.”

Speaking to the official site he said:  “It’ll be nice to see Pards again. I watched their game against Arsenal and they played well.

“It’ll be tough but if we play as we did against Spurs we have every chance of winning.”

The Hammers will be looking to bounce back from their 2-2 draw with Spurs at the weekend, when a last gasp Harry Kane strike denied them three points at White Hart Lane.

Noble admitted that the draw was tough to take saying:“It’s a special game for me and the fans, I love playing in the London derbie. I was enjoying the game. It was a good atmosphere and at 2-0 I thought we were fully in control.

“They didn’t look like hurting us and if anything we had a good chance to wrap it up when Enner [Valencia] went close.

“I’m not sure what went wrong really, I think we probably invited too much pressure onto us and that made it difficult. I was too far away from the penalty so I don’t know if it was or not. Last minute at White Hart Lane it’s difficult to take.”

About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon