Wednesday, January 13

Payet enjoys a midweek break in Bournemouth

Bournemouth 1 West Ham 3

It seemed like everything was going wrong for the Hammers when Andy Carroll went off after 12 minutes with what looked like a hamstring injury and then Harry After twisted and turned on the edge of the area to score with a shot that perhaps Adrian might have done better with. The home side should go two up when Afobe heads over from two yards out. The Hammers did have a few chances in the first half with Boruc making a great save from Jelavic's deflected cross and then tipping over from Payet. 

Second half it all came good though thanks to the genius of Payet. The Reunion man fired an incredible Beckham-esque fee kick over the wall and in off the underside of the bar, before being booked for celebrating with the WHU fans. Goal of the season so far and great to hear the resouiding choruses of "We've got Payet!" on Radio London. The French magician then manages to twist past three defenders on the right and present Valencia with a tap-in. Payet goes off to a big hug from Slaven in his beanie hat. 

Not to be outdone, Enner Valencia then fires another duping free kick over the wall and into the net leaving the bemused Artur Boruc looking like a man whose bus has completely ignored his request to stop.

Unbeaten in nine games now and a great three points on the south coast. We're fifth and our season is back on course. And a bad night for Nigel's mum's hairdresser who was taking his new girlfriend to the match on a hot date… only to see his boys receive a right haircut.

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