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David Moyes DEFENDS decision to send on substitute Mark Noble in the final minute to take a penalty to salvage a draw against Manchester United - which David de Gea SAVED

David Moyes has defended his decision to send Mark Noble on for a last-minute penalty after his miss cost West Ham a point against Manchester United.

With the Hammers trailing 2-1, club captain Noble, their Mr Reliable from the spot, was summoned from the bench by Moyes to take the penalty after Luke Shaw handled in the area.

Noble had not missed a penalty since December 2016, remarkably eight months after De Gea last saved one - some 40 spot-kicks ago.

David Moyes has defended his decision to bring on Mark Noble (centre) to take a late penalty
Manchester United's David de Gea plunged to his left to save Noble's stoppage-time spot-kick

But the long-serving midfielder, who retires at the end of the season, was denied his moment of glory when De Gea dived to his left to claw out his effort.