Home Football Watch: Should Mark Noble Have Seen Red For Altercation With Paul Pogba?

Watch: Should Mark Noble Have Seen Red For Altercation With Paul Pogba?

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 10: Tempers flare between West Ham United's Mark Noble and Manchester United's Paul Pogba after a challenge by Pogba on the West Ham man during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at London Stadium on May 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Rob Newell - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Manchester United’s clash with West Ham on Thursday turned into something of a damp squib.

With both sides having little to play for, the match came across as a nuisance to be dealt with as the season nears its conclusion. Predictable, it finished 0-0 with little in the way of goalmouth action.

However, the game did briefly spark into life late on when West Ham captain Mark Noble became embroiled in a tussle with Man United’s Paul Pogba. Reacting badly to a challenge by the Frenchman, Noble squared up to Pogba and proceeded to grab him by the face – not that Pogba seemed wholly troubled by Noble’s attempt to start a skirmish.

The pair received yellow cards for their respective parts in the incident, but should Noble’s punishment have been harsher?

All was forgotten at the end, however, as Noble and Pogba hugged it out on the pitch at the final whistle.

In any event, it provided a rare moment excitement in what was a typical end-of-season drab encounter between two sites that will be secure in their positions when the season ends on Sunday

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