Payet curled the ball in from 30 yards out at Old Trafford, with a wonderfully struck set-piece to put his side into the lead.
Cresswell was the first player to reach Payet in celebration, which took place right in front of some unhappy Red Devils supporters, and the former Ipswich Town man was keen to revel in his teammate’s brilliance.
Few unhappy people in the crowd after this man put one in the top bins yesterday ⚒ pic.twitter.com/6gQnmu4sXy— AARON CRESSWELL (@Aaron_Cresswell) March 14, 2016
At the time Payet struck the free kick it looked like West Ham were set to make it through to the semi-finals, but Louis van Gaal’s side fought back.
Anthony Martial struck an equaliser late on to ensure that the tie went to a replay.
Despite, the Hammers' failure to hold on, the London side's supporters still saw the funny side of Cresswell's post.
The replay, that is set to take place in the coming weeks, will give the Red Devils the opportunity to have the last laugh over Cresswell.
The winner of West Ham’s tie against Manchester United will meet either Everton, Crystal Palace or Watford at Wembley in the semi-final.