West Ham's Dimitri Payet stars again in draw with Manchester City

Payet Skill

The French player was once again a star-man in the 2-2 draw with Manchester City.

West Ham United star Dimitri Payet had another excellent game for the Hammers as his side played out an entertaining 2-2 draw with Manchester City at Upton Park.

The French midfielder has proved to be one of the signings of the summer so far, with a series of impressive performances at the beginning of the season propelling his side up the table.

He was sorely missed over the Christmas period though as an injury picked up in the draw with Everton saw him miss a significant period of the season.

He has since returned, starring in their recent win over Bournemouth to show West Ham fans just what they had been missing over Christmas and New Year.

He continued that fine form in the draw with City and was unlucky not to get on the score sheet himself as a world class save from Joe Hart denied him a goal.

  MatchTotal PassAccurate PassPass SuccessSuccessful Final Third PassesDuels
TouchesUnsuccessful Touch
Dimitri Payet West Ham vs Man City 56 46 82% 19 7 88 2

As see by the table provided by Opta Stats, Payet was instrumental throughout as he tormented Manuel Pellegrini’s side with his creativity and ingenuity.

The former Marseille man posted 90 touches, with just two proving unsuccessful as well as winning seven of his duels in the game.

His passing was at its sublime best again as he managed 46 accurate passes, 19 successful final third passes and enjoyed a pass success rate of 82 per cent overall. 

Another dominant performance from Payet then, who West Ham fans will hope can continue to impress as they eye a place in Europe, and potentially the Champions League.

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