West Ham United midfielder Mark Noble says victory at Newcastle United was "massive".

The No16 was naturally proud to play his part in West Ham's first win on Tyneside since October 1998.

"It's a great result," a smiling Noble told West Ham TV. "Coming here is always hard but the three points are massive for us. The lads have done incredible and some of the defensive play was unbelievable.

"Tonks [James Tomkins] has come in and played at centre-half for the first time this year and he was fantastic, as were Reidy [Winston Reid] and George [McCartney]. Joey [O'Brien] has had to play in two different positions and he's a top footballer.

"It's been a great day for us and we're buzzing."