Payet evokes memories of Maradona with West Ham solo goal

"It was an unbelievable goal [from Dimitri Payet], and it's only a shame that it was not a winning goal". I don't see many players who could have done it.

"It was a brilliant, brilliant moment of magic". It was the type of goal that changes a season and saves a manager's job. He did that because he has that quality, it's one of the reasons why he is one of the best players in Europe. The game was one of mixed emotion.

"We got a point after four games lost and showed what character and spirit are all about".

"From that perspective I couldn't ask for more".

"There were a lot of positives".

"On the other hand, it wasn't the result we were looking for". At the moment we are not playing great football in terms of creating chances.

To compound their problems the move from Upton Park to the former Olympic Stadium is still not sitting well with some fans, as a section sang "we should have stayed at the Boleyn" and "Stratford's a s***hole, we want to go home". "It is up to us to convince them we are doing right".

But neither side could find a much-needed victor and Middlesbrough remain two-points and two places above 18th-placed West Ham, with Aitor Karanka's men themselves now winless in their past five league games.

"I really don't like where we are in the table because I'm putting myself under pressure. We have to try to stop players like that, but sometimes it's hard". "We need to be a bit calmer".

However, Boro took the lead six minutes after the break when Rhodes chased Adam Forshaw's ball over the top and, after initially hesitating, Adrian came out to block the shot.

Blain Allinson, another fan who was at the game, tweeted: "They (West Ham fans) were waiting outside".

Boro striker Jordan Rhodes was instrumental in their goal when his 51st-minute effort was turned behind by Hammers keeper Adrian. From the set-piece, Viktor Fischer found Cristhian Stuani and Mark Noble was unable to prevent his header from crossing the line.

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