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6 vines that prove West Ham’s Dimitri Payet is a footballing genius

Cheeky chappy Dimitri Payet was at it again last night.

Jinking his way through Liverpool’s defence and providing an assist to help send West Ham through to the FA Cup’s last 16, the Frenchman just gets better and better.

Beloved by Hammers fans and covetously admired by fans of bigger teams, he's been nothing short of a revelation this season. It transpires that when this diminutive genius isn’t outfoxing opponents, he’s making his own teammates look inferior too - as proven in a recent West Ham training video posted on Vine.

After leaving defender James Collins for dead, he makes attacking midfielder Victor Moses tackle himself, before running to goal, throwing a few cheeky dummies in for good measure and tucking it away in the bottom corner with ease.

To show just why he might be the best in the English game right now, here are some of his highlights.

He made a fool of his teammates

He's got the 'Zidane turn' down

He's quick footed

And quick thinking

His Free kicks don't go in - they fly in

His consummate finishing puts even strikers to shame (read: Christian Benteke)

HOWEVER, he does have one crippling weakness...