Tuesday 11 December 2018

WATCH - Karma gets West Ham fan trying to steal Mark Noble's shirt from a child

Stealing candy from a baby might be easy, but it turns out stealing a football shirt from a child isn't quite so simple, as a West Ham fan found out.

As they hung around inside Wembley to celebrate their dramatic comeback win over rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night, one young supporter thought his night was going to get even better.

Captain Mark Noble jogged over and threw his match shirt towards the excited youngster at the front of the the applauding away fans.

An older and bigger member of the West Ham faithful tried to jump in and steal the shirt, but was given his comeuppance when, as he leaned in to claim his prize, a third fan leaned in and grabbed it at the last second.

Already off balance, the second fan was sent tumbling to the floor, with Noble left to subdue a smirk.

West Ham had earlier gone 2-0 down to goals from Moussa Sissoko and Dele Alli, with Spurs looking in complete control and pressure building on under-fire manager Slaven Bilic.

But a quick-fire double from Andre Ayew drew the game level before Angelo Ogbonna won it in the 70th minute with a towering header from a corner.

Bilic said after the game: "To score three goals against them - who do not concede goals - then be brave and compact and good on the ball, we deserved it and it is a big boost for us.

"The mood was down at half-time, but not as down as against Brighton. That result was bad but we played good football. We did not penetrate Spurs enough, were not good in the final third and we said things about what we should do when they and ourselves have the ball.

"I am calm and glad when we win in this way. You see the team is very alive and we are very stubborn in a positive way.

"There is no time and place to go large now. We have done a lot, but considering the season, we have done nothing."

West Ham go into the hat for the quarter-final draw, which takes place at 4pm on Thursday.

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