Goals like this explain why.
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Payet, 29, has scored some sensational free kicks this season — including this one for France earlier this week — but this could be the best.
Against Crystal Palace on Saturday he curled a beauty into the top corner and left Wayne Hennessey rooted to the spot.
Hit play on the video above to see the insane amount of bend he puts on that ball. Wow.
“Bend it like Payet” is now a thing.