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West Ham captain Noble impressed by Aston Villa pair clash

West Ham captain Mark Noble says it was right Anwar El Ghazi was not shown a red card on Monday night after he clashed with Aston Villa team-mate Tyrone Mings.

In an extraordinary incident, El Ghazi pushed his head into Mings in what could easily have been construed as violent conduct during the 0-0 draw.

“I didn't know [El Ghazi] headbutted [Mings], but you do not want to see players getting sent off for a coming together with one of their own players," said Noble.

“It would have helped us out but I do not think something like that should be a red card.

“It is nice to see that winning mentality and aggression. I like that and I do not want to take that out of the game.

“It is in the heat of the moment and about wanting to win. I think it was Tyrone telling him that he was not doing his job. That is what happens in games."

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