Payet snatches it for France

Warwickshire Telegraph - - SPORT -

DIM­ITRI Payet’s stun­ning last-minute free-kick clinched France a 3-2 win in an en­ter­tain­ing friendly against Cameroon in Nantes.

West Ham mid­fielder Payet picked up where he had left off in the Premier League this sea­son to steal the plau­dits af­ter Maxim ChoupoMot­ing’s late equaliser looked to have sealed Cameroon a draw at Stade de la Beau­joire.

Franck Kom fouled Le­ices­ter mid­fielder N’Golo Kante 25 yards out and Payet curled his su­perb free-kick into the top cor­ner to win it for Les Bleus

Blaise Ma­tu­idi’s first-half vol­ley set up by Kings­ley Co­man’s bril­liant run and cross had been can­celled out by Cameroon striker Vin­cent Aboubakar be­fore a neat fin­ish by Ar­se­nal’s Olivier Giroud gave Di­dier Deschamps’ men an in­ter­val lead.

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