Mark Noble yellow carded on 400th appearance, to miss Sunderland & Everton games

Mark Noble marked his 400th appearance for West Ham with a yellow card that will see him miss the club’s next two games against Sunderland (away) and Everton (home). Noble’s 39th minute foul on Swansea City’s Leroy Fer (a rather unnecessary one at that) saw him collect his 10th yellow of the season, which according to the current rules, earns him a two match ban.

The more frustrating fact- the league’s yellow card “amnesty” kicks in on the second Sunday of April (April 9, 2017 for this season), and if Noble had got through this game without being booked, he would’ve avoided the ban.

Noble’s foul came just seconds after Michail Antonio injured his hamstring, leading to the latter being stretchered off and replaced by Jonathan Calleri [Read more…]

Everton take Enner Valencia on loan, with option of permanent transfer

Everton have completed the signing of Enner Valencia on loan from West Ham United for the rest of the season, with an option to make the deal permanent next summer for £14.5m.

Valencia was linked heavily with Swansea but has opted to move to Goodison Park. He joined West Ham from Pachuca two years ago for £12m.

Valencia will link up with the Toffees after the conclusion of his international commitments with Ecuador [Read more…]

Video West Ham complete amazing comeback to win 3-2 against Everton

Unbelievable scenes this afternoon at Goodison Park, as West Ham scored thrice in the last fifteen minutes to win against Everton after being 2-0 down. The winning goal, fittingly, was scored by newly crowned London Player of the Year Dimi Payet [Read more…]