Jesse Lingard ‘dived’ and ‘never did that at West Ham’, says Mark Noble, who sheds light on penalty heartache he experienced after Premier League defeat to Manchester United

Mark Noble accused Jesse Lingard of diving with the pair getting into a tangle during West Ham’s Carabao Cup win against Manchester United.

The West Ham captain then cheekily added that Lingard would never have done that while he was on loan with the Hammers.

Noble grabbed hold of Lingard in the box
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But the penalty was not given
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Lingard demanded to be given a spot-kick after being pulled to the ground by Noble in the box but referee Jonathan Moss was unmoved.

The Man United star was incensed, however, the veteran midfielder insists the right decision was made.

On the incident, Noble told Sky Sports: “Nah that’s football – he dived and I told him off for screaming for it. Funnily enough he didn’t do that when he was at our place.

“We had a good laugh out there on the pitch today and I love Jesse, he’s a great character.”

Lingard had a very successful spell on loan at West Ham last season but returned to Man United
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West Ham’s surprise win at Old Trafford was a nice piece of redemption for Noble, who suffered penalty heartache during their defeat to the Red Devils in the Premier League last weekend.

Noble was brought on in the final moments of stoppage-time to specifically take a penalty that would have made it 2-2 had he scored. However, his effort was saved by David de Gea.

Noble added: “This is what this game does to you. The last couple of days have been a bit tough but you put your boots back on and play.

“I thought the boys were fantastic – you could call it a glorified couple of B teams because the managers have changed the whole teams – but the boys were fantastic. For their hard-fought work rate, they deserved the 1-0.

Noble felt ‘sick as a pig’ after his penalty was saved at the weekend
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Noble made amends in the Carabao Cup though
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“Sunday night sitting at home I felt sick as a pig but you go into training in the morning and think ‘I’ve got to play on Wednesday so I’ve got to get ready for it’.

“You’re going to get knocked when you’re a football player, I’m old enough to know that.”

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