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West Ham United captain Mark Noble scored arguably the goal of the season on Saturday, with the midfielder’s long-range volley playing a key role in the 2-0 victory over Leicester City.

The Hammers fans went into meltdown after the wonder-strike, which will now be fondly remembered in the terraces for years to come.

Noble’s goal will rival Pedro Obiang’s thunderbolt against Tottenham earlier in the campaign when it comes to deciding the club’s goal of the season.

Joao Mario, who scored West Ham’s opening goal of the victory, has admitted that he and the team are delighted with the win.

The Portugal international has also conceded that David Moyes has urged his Hammers side to support Marko Arnautovic in attack – which led to Noble’s excellent goal.

“We practised this week. When Marko is playing up front and we’re playing behind him, we need to support him and we talked about that and it happened,” Mario told the West Ham official website.

“It’s good when you practice something and it happens during the game.

“Mark shoots really well from outside the box and I’m really happy for him because it’s an important moment not just for West Ham, but for him, so I’m happy for him.

“We also talked about our defending. We pressed well, we defended well and high up. It was important to us, the team have been talking about the problems and on Saturday it was resolved and it made all the difference.”

West Ham will now have one eye on next season, with pluses and minuses to be taken from the campaign.

Mario has been on loan at the London club this term and it remains to be seen whether the Hammers can turn the move into a permanent one.

Noble meanwhile has played a key role in ensuring that West Ham remain a Premier League club for another campaign.

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