Monday , February 17 2020

Dimitri Payet scores wonder goal from the narrowest of angles against St Etienne

Dimitri Payet scores wondergoal from the narrowest of angles as he helps Marseille cement second place in Ligue 1 with victory over St Etienne

  • Dimitri Payet scored a contender for goal of the season on Wednesday night 
  • Payet scored from a near impossible angle to put Marseille into an early lead 
  • It was the 32-year-old’s seventh goal of the season for Marseille in Ligue 1
  • Marseille are now 12 points behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain in second place 

Dimitri Payet scored a contender for goal of the season in France on Wednesday after netting from a near impossible angle in Marseille’s win over St Etienne.

Marseille moved six points clear in second place in Ligue 1 with a comfortable 2-0 victory.

But it was former West Ham star Payet who stole the headlines with an exquisite finish for Marseille’s opening goal after seven minutes.

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Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring a goal of the season contender for Marseille in Ligue 1

Payet controlled the ball on the wing before moving inside. Yann M’Vila attempted to track Payet’s run but the tricky midfielder sent him one way and then the other.

He made a dash for the byline and from there struck a crisp effort that beat Stephane Ruffier at the goalkeeper’s near post.

It was the 32-year-old’s seventh goal of the season for Marseille.

Payet did superbly to go past Yann M'Vila before scoring from a near impossible angle

Payet did superbly to go past Yann M’Vila before scoring from a near impossible angle

Payet is mobbed by his team-mates after sending Marseille into a 1-0 lead against St Etienne

Payet is mobbed by his team-mates after sending Marseille into a 1-0 lead against St Etienne

Nemanja Radonjic put the result beyond doubt five minutes from full-time with a low angled shot. St Etienne are 15th on 28 points, 12 points behind Paris Saint-Germain.

Lyon’s hopes of securing a Champions League spot for next season were hit when they were held to a goalless draw at home by lowly Amiens.

Rudi Garcia’s team are sixth on 33 points, seven points behind Rennes.