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Said Benrahma fired West Ham into the lead in the first half after his shot from outside of the box took a massive deflection off United defender Raphael Varane.
However, Cristiano Ronaldo pulled back an important equaliser for United five minutes later with a close-range finish, as Lukasz Fabianski spilt the initial effort.
Jesse Lingard, who spent six months on loan at West Ham last season, came off the bench in the second half and fired United into the lead in the 89th minute.
However, United’s 2-1 victory at the London Stadium was almost shattered after VAR ruled that Luke Shaw had handballed in the box.
West Ham manager David Moyes withdrew Jarrod Bowen deep into injury time and brought on Noble, who surprisingly stepped up for the penalty.
Noble marked his first touch off the bench by firing his penalty to the right of the United net, only for De Gea to pull off a superb save and deny West Ham a draw.
Here it is - 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 penalty...😳— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) September 19, 2021
Thoughts on the decision to bring Mark Noble on to take #WHUFC's penalty? 😬
West Ham captain Noble, who plans to retire at the end of the season, was only on the pitch for one minute before the full-time whistle blew.
The 34-year-old midfielder’s touch map has now made the rounds on social media, with Noble making one touch, one shot and one penalty miss against United.
Mark Noble's game by numbers vs. Man Utd:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 19, 2021
1 penalty missed
An iconic touch map. 🙃 pic.twitter.com/D3UJVX7jvc
“Moyes obviously didn't watch the Euro 2020 final,” one fan said.
Someone else tweeted: “Absolute [sic] ridiculous! David Moyes, the biggest blunder. A slap on Declan Rice and Co on the pitch.”
A third Twitter user added: “Comes on to take a deciding penalty and misses it, seems no-one wants to learn from [Gareth] Southgate's mistake.”
And a fourth wrote: “I'm going to save this pic, rotate it 90 [degrees] and use it as wallpaper.”
While a fifth posted: “Should get the ‘Noble’ prize for that.”
Will rarely see anything like this again https://t.co/l1Pqfz5fnP— Dod Gamn (@rmcf_roshan) September 19, 2021
this might be better than Gerrard’s vs United in 14/15 https://t.co/YeqrMzOTFG— 🪅 (@HWestwoodP) September 19, 2021
United’s victory over West Ham moves them second in the Premier League table and they are now level on points with league leaders Liverpool.
The Red Devils will face West Ham for the second time on 22nd September in their third-round Carabao Cup clash at Old Trafford.
Featured Image Credit: Squawka Football/PA
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