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Mark Noble: West Ham expectations were over the top

West Ham captain Mark Noble admits expectations were over the top during the summer.

Noble believes expectations were unrealistic following the new stadium move and last term's seventh-place finish.

“Everyone was buzzing after last season and like this club does all the time, it gets carried away and talks about the Champions League," he said. “At the minute, though, we're just looking for some points.

“Against Southampton we were solid for most of the first half, then there's a lack of concentration and we're 1-0 down after probably their first shot. We do have a couple of key players missing — we've lost two left-backs in Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku."

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