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Published: 18:16 | 25/9/16

Noble: Our form is laughable


Mark Noble has admitted that West Ham's poor start to the season and life at the London Stadium is 'laughable'.

The Hammers have now lost three of their first five games at their new home and have been beaten in five of six in the Premier League, leaving them down in 18th place in the table.

The excellent Saints could have won by six or seven but had to make do with three courtesy of Charlie Austin, Dusan Tadic and James Ward-Prowse and speaking to Sky Sports afterwards, Noble was brutally honest in his assessment of his side's current form.

"I thought we started all right and then 'bang' we conceded a goal and to be honest we never looked back in it," he said. "If I'm honest it could have been six in the end.

"Adrian pulled off some good saves and on the bright side, I don't think it can get any worse.

"It all blends into one, the start we had. The European games were not great. We got a good win here against Bournemouth and then it's been downhill from there.

"Eleven goals (conceded) in three games is laughable and it's not good enough. When you are losing it is (a flat atmosphere). I think we could have kept playing til tonight and we wouldn't have scored.

"I have been in this position a lot of times at this club. We've got to work hard for each other and look to ourselves. We can't blame each other.

"It's not good enough but luckily enough it's early in the season and we've got time to turn it round."

Austin meanwhile was delighted with his fifth goal in his last four games.

"We deserved the lead at half time. We had a slow start to the season but we have certainly got the ball rolling.

"You ask any striker, when they're on a hot streak you want the games to keep coming.

"When you are playing with players like Dusan Tadic and the others we've got and you're putting the ball in the net it's like a dream."

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