West Ham fans react on Twitter to the most outrageous Dimitri Payet goal yet
By London correspondent Tony Hughes
West Ham fans took to Twitter to hail a sensational Dimitri Payet equaliser in their 1-1 draw against Middlesbrough on Saturday.
The Hammers ended a run of four successive league defeats by coming from behind to draw with Boro at the London Stadium.
The match will be remembered for the most outrageous goal yet from Payet, who has gained a reputation as one of the Premier League’s most skilful and watchable players during his season-and-a-bit in England.
Taking possession on the left, the France international weaved his way across goal and past five defenders, before angling in a shot.
His effort cancelled out Cristhian Stuani’s opener for Boro, with the Uruguayan heading home from a Viktor Fischer cross.
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West Ham fans were delighted to witness such a memorable goal but expressed concern that the team is too reliant on Payet.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
If Messi produced the goal Payet did there would be a twitter meltdown. Fact. #WHUFC
— Bobby Southern (@bobbysouthern1) October 1, 2016
Not bad goal from payet. He will be sold this summer if west ham don’t finish in the top 8 #WHUFC
— Jacques⚽ (@jacques125) October 1, 2016
— Alex Crook (@alex_crook) October 1, 2016
— Lee Clayton (@LeeClayton_) October 1, 2016
I love that!
That’s football right there!
— Woof The Wolf (@Woof_the_wolf) October 1, 2016
If a goal as good as Payet’s can’t spur you on to a win at home V Boro you’ve got problems. Never looked like grabbing a winner. #whufc
— Daniel Prescott (@DanielDPrescott) October 1, 2016
A sublime goal from Payet cannot mask the ineptitude of our overall performance. Poor in every area and still lacking leadership. #WHUFC
— Punkhammer (@PunkHammer) October 1, 2016