West Ham captain Mark Noble has called out former teammate Jesse Lingard in the aftermath of his side's Carabao Cup win at Old Trafford.
The Hammers were 1-0 victors on the night thanks to a goal from Manuel Lanzini, but it was an incident between Noble and Lingard, who is now back at boyhood club Manchester United, that had fans and the media talking after the game.
With West Ham attempting to hold onto their early lead, the West Ham captain appeared to tug on Lingard's shirt just as the United man strode into the away side's penalty area.
A spot-kick wasn't awarded, much to the consternation of the England international - as well as the thousands of home fans in attendance.
For the Hammers, Wednesday night's victory in the Carabao Cup will help heal the wounds of last weekend's Premier League loss to United.
In a cruel twist of fate, Lingard scored a match-winning goal in stoppage time against the club he spent last season on loan at.
Noble too enacted his own bit of revenge, as the 34-year-old missed a last-gasp penalty which could have earned the home side a crucial point.
Speak about his tangle in the box Lingard, Noble told Sky Sports: "That's football, he dived and I told him off for screaming, funnily enough he didn't really do it at our place but he does it here!"
"We had a laugh on the pitch today, I love Jesse. He's a great character and I'm so pleased he's come here and getting his chance.
"He's scored some fantastic goals obviously the one against us was hurtful, he's a great lad and he deserves everything he gets," he added.
While the pair were able to laugh it off after the match, fans on social media weren't as forgiving.
A clip of the incident went viral, with supporters of both clubs offering their verdicts.
Was it a penalty? Watch the moment for yourself below:
Mark Noble trying to get his revenge on Lingard :sob: pic.twitter.com/errS09nngi
- Ben_UTD2 :red_circle: (@Utd2Ben) September 22, 2021
West Ham's win puts them into the Fourth Round of the Carabao Cup, where they will meet the current holders, Manchester City, at the Olympic Stadium.
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