Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Noble Looking to Hammer Blues from Set-Pieces

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Noble Looking to Hammer Blues from Set-Pieces

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MARK Noble says West Ham will look to hurt City with set-pieces at the Etihad Stadium tonight.

The Hammers ended a slump of five games without victory in all competitions with their 3-1 win against Fulham at the London Stadium on Friday night.

Issa Diop put West Ham in front from a corner and Noble, the West Ham captain, says his side will look to use their height advantage against the Blues.

"We do [work on set plays] for every game because we know Snoddy (Robert Snodgrass) has got a fantastic delivery and, in all honesty, we haven't scored as many [set-piece goals] as we should because we haven't attacked the ball well enough," the 31-year-old said.

"On Friday, Issa [Diop] has got his first Premier League goal. I thought he attacked the ball great and Mikey [Antonio] could have scored just after that. …

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