Villa Park

Next Game

A Villa v West Ham

Saturday, 09 May 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Upton Park

Last Game

West Ham 1 - 0 Burnley

Saturday, 02 May 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Hammers applaud Morrison

Mark Noble led the chorus of praise for midfield ace Ravel Morrison after his starring role in their 3-0 win at Tottenham.

Last Updated: 07/10/13 at 14:38 Post Comment

Ravel Morrison: Celebrates his goal at Tottenham

Ravel Morrison: Celebrates his goal at Tottenham

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Morrison has become a first-team regular this term under Sam Allardyce, and he has taken his opportunity with both hands.

Morrison sealed West Ham's shock 3-0 win at Tottenham with a brilliant individual effort.

"He deserves all the credit he is getting at the minute," Noble told Sky Sports.

"There has been a lot of hype about him in the last few years and is he going to fulfil that potential? At the minute he is because he is working hard and his discipline is right.

"There are a lot of senior players at this club and I know I am on him to do things right, and the skipper [Kevin Nolan] is and the gaffer has sort of taken him under his wing, and he is becoming a man now and deserves his place in the team."

Noble feels the fact Morrison has settled so well in the capital is a big part of his current form.

"He is enjoying London, his family is in Manchester and is close to him, but he is enjoying where he is living and enjoying coming in and we are looking after him and if he continues like that I am sure he will go far in the game," he said.

Stewart Downing added: "He has been at it from the first game, since I came in pre-season.

"You can see he has got ability, two feet, can score goals and can see a pass, and you can see from his finish to do that here."

Genius

Manager Sam Allardyce labelled Morrison's goal as a piece of 'genius'.

"That is a genius goal for me and you will struggle to see a better one this season.

"There is a lot of praise that will come his way and deservedly so after that goal."

Allardyce admits that Sir Alex Ferguson pushed him to keep persevere with Morrison - who spent last season on loan at Birmingham.

"Sir Alex said: 'I hope you can sort him out because if you can he will be a genius. He needs to get away from Manchester and start a new life'," Allardyce revealed.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ice work John.. have to agree with everything. Never measure your wealth in money.

wexford_blue
We're Not All Jealous Guys...

I

s it the same people that complain about Chelsea that complain about Mayweather? You should by now know what to expect from both, if you can't appreciate how good they are at nullifying their opponents then don't watch them.

Noz2k
Chelsea: This Ending Always Justifies The Means

I

do concede though, that getting rid of Luiz has made them less entertaining. In the same way that driving with both eyes open is less exciting, but probably a good idea.

megabrow (cufc)
Chelsea: This Ending Always Justifies The Means

Footer 365

Jose Mourinho already targeting more success after 'hard-earned' Chelsea title

Jose Mourinho insisted Chelsea were deserved Premier League champions - and then declared himself hungry for more.

Arsene Wenger says Thierry Henry is wrong about Olivier Giroud

Arsene Wenger believes Thierry Henry is wrong to claim Arsenal cannot win the title with Olivier Giroud.

Jose Mourinho and John Terry hit out at critics

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and captain John Terry were in defiant mood after the club sealed the Premier League title.

Mail Box

Blaming Van Gaal For United Slump...

Wayne Rooney in midfield, the same balls aimed at Marouane Fellaini...Louis van Gaal has to find a solution. And a Burnley fan embraces relegation...

Shouldn't We Give Players Time?

Do we really want to throw out the baby with the bathwater every single summer? We also have a Man United fan who wants massive investment. And more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company