One goal, one assist, 63 accurate touches; Payet stars again for West Ham

West Ham Upton Park

The Frenchman put in another fine display in the 2-2 draw with Norwich City.

West Ham United star Dimitri Payet was in outstanding form at Carrow Road despite his side’s 2-2 draw with Norwich City.

The Hammers missed the chance to move up to fifth in the table and take advantage of Manchester United’s earlier loss to Sunderland.

They had found themselves 2-0 down in the game before a goal from Payet, and then an equaliser from Mark Noble secured what had looked like an unlikely point for much of the game.

And Payet was key to them turning the game around, as he once again demonstrated why the club were keen to get him signed up to a new and improved deal this week.

  MatchGoalsTotal Scoring AttemptsGoal AssistTotal Attempted AssistAccurate PassPass
TouchesTotal Contest
Dimitri Payet Norwich vs West Ham 1 2 1 3 32 84% 63 4

As illustrated by the table provided by Opta, the Frenchman was heavily involved throughout.

In total he posted 63 touches throughout the game, with just one of those proving unsuccessful while enjoying four take-ons, two of which he won.

His passing was particularly impressive as he posted 32 accurate passes and enjoyed a pass success rate of 84%.

All of that saw him register two efforts in total, with one ending up in the back of the net to get his side back into the game.

Add that to his three attempted assists, one of which resulted in Mark Noble’s equaliser just two minutes after his own goal, and it is clear to see just how important he was to his side’s comeback.

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