With five key passes Payet dominates the stats again for France

France's Dimitri Payet celebrates at the end of the match

The West Ham United star was once again a key man as France beat the Republic of Ireland.

France's Antoine Griezmann celebrates with Dimitri Payet after scoring their second goal

Dimitri Payet was once again in fine form for France as they beat the Republic of Ireland on Sunday.

The West Ham United star has been the key men for the French so far in this summer's European Championships with a series of impressive performances in the group stages.

His displays helped them to reach the knockout stages of the competition, meeting the Republic of Ireland in the last 16 on Sunday.

France's Antoine Griezmann celebrates after the game

After a disappointing start in which they conceded an early penalty, two goals from Antoine Griezmann in the second half saw France into the last eight of the tournament.

While he failed to get on the score sheet this time around, Payet was once again influential as he continued to play the role of creator general.

As shown by the stats provided by WhoScored, the Hammers man was in fine form throughout the game.

France's Antoine Griezmann celebrates with Dimitri Payet after scoring their second goal

He managed 86 touches in total, the third most of any French player, with just three of those proving unsuccessful. He was a danger throughout, registering six shots in total, two of which were on target as well as registering three dribbles.

His passing was at its usual sublime level too as he posted 58 passes, five of which were key passes, and enjoyed a 79% passing accuracy.

He also managed a mammoth 10 cross, by far the most of any player in the game in another impressive display from Payet whose star continues to rise at Euro 2016.

France's Dimitri Payet celebrates at the end of the match

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