David Moyes has admitted he has no regrets despite his bet on Mark Noble in the closing minutes of the West Ham-Manchester United clash.
The Hammers were leading 2-1 at London Stadium when they received a penalty late in the game.
Moyes opted to bring in club captain Noble to shoot the goal due to his good record.
The 34-year-old had scored 38 of his previous 42 penalties, without missing one since December 2016.
West Ham have struggled with penalties lately after missing four of their last five games.
Noble stepped up and United goalkeeper David De Gea, who himself had a terrible penalty shootout record himself, managed to repel the ball.
“Do I regret it?” Not at all, ”Moyes said after the game.
“This is what happens in management, you have to make big decisions. Sometimes they go for you, sometimes not.
“I just thought we have a really good penalty taker on the bench. I would have been more disappointed if I hadn’t made the decision. If one of the other players took it and missed it, I would have thought, “Why didn’t I bring Mark Noble”?
“He has a very good record on penalties. So with Mark continuing and De Gea not saving a lot, hopefully it’s the equalizer.
The decision to send Noble drew a lot of criticism, especially from Sky Sports pundits Graeme Souness and Roy Keane.
TalkSPORT’s Ally McCoist had no problem with the reasoning behind Moyes’ call for the midfielder.
He told Breakfast: “I totally understand why David Moyes is getting a stick to do the substitution, but I have no problem with that at all.
“We would have had the completely opposite conversation if he hadn’t brought it up and missed it.”
“It’s just one of those things. I think I heard him on the radio after saying he only missed four penalties, so why don’t you do what he did.
“It didn’t work, so you expose yourself to criticism. You have to take it on the chin and move on.
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