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Watch Dimitri Payet deliver a rabona assist

Sure, it was all for naught but this was gorgeous.

Dimitri Payet has been steadily making a name for himself over the past couple years for making all sorts of jaw-dropping plays. But even his growing highlight reel doesn’t have anything quite like this. Heck, there aren’t many players in the world with a play like that on their resume.

What makes this even better is the move he puts on the Watford defender to set up the assist and the audible gasp from the crowd as he hits the audacious cross. That it found Michail Antonio perfectly in stride was only fitting.

Unfortunately, it was mostly for naught. Although Payet’s assist allowed West Ham to take a 2-0 lead, Watford came roaring back with two goals before halftime to equalize and two more after the break to coast to a 4-2 win.

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