Embarrassed West Ham United fans on Twitter have been reacting after a shocking stat about club captain Mark Noble was posted by a fan account.
The figure centres around the defensive midfielder’s placing in the club’s list of top Premier League scorers, an eye-opening third.
Despite being the chief penalty-taker in east London for well over ten years now, Noble poses very little threat of scoring goals from open play, apart from the occasional worldie which arrives once in a blue moon.
It’s for this reason that Hammers are so irked by a glance at the list of club top scorers in the PL, with Noble on 40 strikes, three ahead of Scott Sinclair and one behind cult hero striker Carlton Cole following his penalty in Saturday’s thrilling 4-3 Premier League win over Huddersfield Town.
Some supporters have simply stated that the list makes for “embarrassing” and “upsetting” reading, while another has taken aim at the ownership at London Stadium – with their lack of quality attacking signings contributing to a defensive midfielder finding himself so high on the list.
Have a look at some of the best West Ham fan reactions to finding out this bizarre stat, below…
Not great is it? Noble is third on the list despite rarely scoring.
— ☘️Irish Tommy 5280 ⚒️ (@tomster36) March 18, 2019
Just shows how bad our signings up top have been for the since the gold & sullivan era
— barrie senior (@barritelli) March 18, 2019
Wow that’s embarrassing, Mo Salah has scored more goals in the premier league in the last 2 season (Not even finished the second) than any player in history of west ham. We deserve a prolific striker.
— 父 Adam Smith 父 (@Adam27996) March 18, 2019
Actually so upsetting reading this
— ⚒ Kyle ⚒ (@Kylos_Tomo32) March 18, 2019
That is an absolute shambles ??? we are actually lucky to think we even top 10
— WEST HAM Quickone2 (@Harrycass11) March 18, 2019
— Alex Bicknell (@AlexBicknell89) March 18, 2019
Really not great reading, so many from years back
Noble gets penalty’s
Carroll missed like how many seasons
Need some real goal scorers
— ⚒Grimmer⚒ (@grimmer1895) March 18, 2019