Dimitri Payet shares what Aaron Cresswell told him before scoring stunning free-kick

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Dimitri Payet scoring a remarkable free kick for West Ham against Bournemouth.

West Ham United hero Dimitri Payet has told the club's official website that left back Aaron Cresswell urged him to shoot from his free-kick against Bournemouth.

The Hammers made it three Premier League wins in a row on Tuesday evening, as they recorded a 3-1 victory away at Bournemouth.

Bournemouth took the lead through Harry Arter, but three goals in 17 second half minutes turned the game or West Ham, with Dimitri Payet hitting the first, and Enner Valencia adding two more later on.

French playmaker Payet was making his first Premier League start in two months, having been ruled out with an ankle injury since November, and he marked it in style with a stunning goal.

Payet's free kick from 25 yards went over the will, dipped viciously and cannoned in off the crossbar, leaving Cherries goalkeeper Artur Boruc with no chance.

After the game, Payet spoke to the West Ham official website, and admitted that the reason he shot from his free kick rather than cross it into the box was because left back Aaron Cresswell told him to have a go from range.

Payet also reflected on his superb return to the West Ham side having spent two months out of action, celebrating his goal in the process.

"Cress said to me ‘Shoot!’ so I shoot," said a gleeful Payet. "I’m very happy because I don’t play for two months. I’m very happy I can play, and [get a] good goal, good assist. It’s my job. I’m very happy," he added.

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