West Ham United's James Tomkins: Dimitri Payet was disappointed with his performance against Crystal Palace

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West Ham United attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet scored during their 3-1 win against Crystal Palace.

James Tomkins has told West Ham United's official site that Dimitri Payet was disappointed with his performance against Crystal Palace.

Payet scored West Ham's third goal in their 3-1 success to round off their triumph at Selhurst Park, but the Frenchman is clearly a perfectionist.

Tomkins says that Payet was disappointed with his own performance after the game, but the defender insists that the team don't mind how he plays, as long as he continues to score. 

“You can tell the class that he has got with the composure he has got," he said. "He sat the keeper down and then chipped the ball over him. When players have got that ability, we treasure that at the minute.

“He was disappointed that he has not played to the level he can in the second half, but we can forgive him when he scores a goal like that."

Payet's performance may not have been quite as eye-catching as some of the displays he has put in previously, but it could hardly have been described as poor.

The former Marseille man was still at the heart of everything West Ham did, and his goal was a wonderful example of his quality.

Payet took the ball down before tricking Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, and then dinking the ball over his head.

West Ham's win over Palace pushes them up to fourth in the Premier League table, and they will be hoping to continue their brilliant start when they take on Chelsea at the weekend. 

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