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West Ham skipper Mark Noble wary of struggling Sunderland

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West Ham captain Mark Noble says the club must build on their first Premier League victory in six games at Crystal Palace

Mark Noble is fully aware he and his West Ham team-mates cannot afford to underestimate Sunderland despite their terrible start to the season.

The Hammers play host to the Premier League's bottom club having been bolstered by a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace last weekend.

David Moyes' men are rock bottom, having only taken two points from their eight games so far this season.

But skipper Noble is taking nothing for granted this weekend as West Ham bid to build on four points from two games after a run of four successive league defeats.

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"It's really important that we don't turn up and the fans don't turn up and think it's Sunderland, they're bottom of the league, we're going to win," he said.

"It doesn't work like that in this league, you have to really earn your points.

Mark Noble in action for West ham
Image: Noble will not underestimate the threat posed by Sunderland this weekend

"I was really happy for everyone in the club because we've trained really hard in the past two or three weeks. The players really do care and I think that showed on Saturday."

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