Three years ago yesterday, West Ham fans witnessed possibly the best goal that a Hammer has ever scored at Old Trafford. The Irons travelled to face Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-finals and managed a 1-1 draw thanks to a moment of sheer brilliance from their magic Frenchman Dimitri Payet.
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) March 13, 2019
That season was West Ham’s Payet season. The Frenchman was one of the best players in the Premier League during the campaign, with a number of flashy goals and assists in claret and blue. Whilst his career as a Hammer ended in bitter disappointment, the fans aren’t letting the way Payet left the club change their perception of some of his truly fantastic goals, especially not this one given the absolite magic of it.
With the game looking like it could go to the wire at Old Trafford, the Hammers won a free-kick about 30 yards away from goal. For the home fans, it was something they’d seen hundreds of times without conceding, but Payet did what he does best as he whipped the ball into the top corner to send the away fans into raptures. It was a moment that will go down in West Ham history, and despite the Irons’ hate for Payet, they all absolutely adore seeing replays of this goal.
You can read the Hammers’ verdict on that famous goal here:
Never been in better limbs than that away end that day
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) March 13, 2019
As annoying as his departure was, he was amazing during his time here. Can't deny the talent.
— DuShaun (@DuShaunUK) March 13, 2019
Call him what you want, he still did wonders for us
— Connor Millard (@MillardConnor9) March 13, 2019
@antb93 the best ever limbs witnessed. What a day. I miss him.
— Billy Boylan (@billyboylan5) March 13, 2019
Was an absolute beauty
— Dale (@JustDarren77) March 13, 2019
It was at that moment I thought this was our time. Who knew he would break my heart 9 months later
— Hucks (@Hucks17) March 13, 2019
The fella was a but what a baller he was….
— Danny Caffrey (@DannyCaffrey_74) 13 March 2019
One of the best away moments I’ve been at
— Dylan Dench (@DylanDench) March 13, 2019
The scenes in that away end
— charlie (@charwhu) March 13, 2019
He was worth the ticket price, the cable tv subscription and the beers.
— Nicholas Cocks (@NickoCocks) March 13, 2019
The Hammers will never forget Payet, mostly for the wrong reasons, but also for the incredible goals, like this famous one, that he scored for them.