Noble denies West Ham pal Carroll a diver
He insisted: "Andy's a big man and if he doesn't go down he won't win any free-kicks because the refs think that's he's too big to get a free-kick.
"When you've got somebody as big as Andy in the box he's going to cause havoc. Centre-halves will be so desperate to win the ball that they'll do anything.
"He got an elbow in the first half which went unpunished. But he can put up with it."