Date: 1st April 2018 at 9:47am
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Two weeks ago, as the Hammers lost by a three-goal margin, for the third consecutive game, against Burnley, the game was marred by pitch invasions.

One such incursion saw Mark Noble grappling with an intruder, thereby creating an image that was flashed around the media world after the game.

Before the fixture, against Southampton yesterday, Noble had pleaded for the support to get behind the team and provide a united front.

Noble`s wishes were granted, and the Hammers romped to a 3-0 win, thereby easing their relegation fears.

After the game it was a far happier Mark Noble that spoke to Sky Sports with the Hammers captain remarking,

‘I knew the fans would get behind us today. We have been in tough situations before and I knew they would turn up and make noise. I could tell from the moment I walked out of the tunnel that they were fully behind us.

‘Collectively as a team and a set of fans we came together today and got what we deserved.

‘We lost to Burnley with everything that went on but we could have been 2-0 up in the first half. Today we took those chances.

‘It’s a lot of pressure on us out there and we dealt with it tremendously.”

With three points in the bag West Ham now have 33 points and are 5 points above the relegation places, the job isn`t done yet but at least there is some daylight now.