Crystal Palace put seven men in the wall in a bid to stop the Frenchman
Damien Delaney admits he heard a team-mate shout 'see ya' to Payet
Alan Pardew had warned all his players about giving away silly fouls
Crystal Palace put seven men in their wall in a bid to stop Dimitri Payet scoring from a free-kick - but despite being prepared the France international still managed to shock Damien Delaney and Co.
Former Marseille man Payet, who swapped Ligue 1 for the Premier League in the summer, curled a sublime effort past goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey to give West Ham the lead at Upton Park.
Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew had warned all his players about giving away needless fouls against his former club and Delaney admits he thought the seven-man wall had done its job.
'When he (Payet) hit it as it went over the wall I thought that one's going into row Z, I swear to god,' said Delaney after the game.
'I think someone in the wall shouted 'see ya' to Payet, I think Wayne probably thought it as well.'
Pardew's calls to deny Payet a dead ball chance fell on deaf ears with the attacker adding another to a collection which already included stunners against Manchester United and Bournemouth.
However, it wasn't enough to earn Slaven Bilic's West Ham side all three points with Dwight Gayle leaving it late to earn a point following goals from Delaney, Manuel Lanzini and Payet.