Today’s Daily News Roundup from @IronsNews
Dimitri Payet magic earns West Ham a point against Middlesbrough
One nil down at a place that does not feel like home on the back of four heavy Premier League losses, West Ham were in a predicament and there was only one man capable of sprinkling magic dust to ease it. Dimitri Payet picked up the ball wide on the left and began to sashay round opponent after opponent. It was mesmerising. He in effect took out more than half of Middlebrough’s team, gliding past five outfield players before sliding the ball past Víctor Valdés. It was a virtuoso goal, notes from a Stradivarius when everyone else seemed to be stuck in an oompah band. For all those who have found this new stadium experience hard, it was a moment to lose themselves in, to forget their travails.
Urban climbers sneak into West Ham’s London Stadium – scale roof, invade pitch and sit in the dugout
Naming themselves Night Scape, the lads manage to access the stadium’s concourse after passing through bushes and high grass.
Taking time to pose with the West Ham stadium sign on the way down, the three gentlemen then take to the pitch.
The boys run all the way across the turf and pull out an array of impressive flips in the process.
Angry West Ham fans swamp Tube station amid major evacuation
Stratford station was closed and the train line was brought to a staggering halt after a customer incident. There was no service between West Ham and Stratford.
Passengers were warned to avoid the busy line at all costs amid the evacuation. Overcrowding sparked major London gridlock and delays for people travelling on the underground.
Hammers’ house of horrors: Insiders expose West Ham’s stadium MISERY
While enduring a torrid time on the pitch, fans are suffering off it too – with numerous games interrupted by violence in the terraces amid ongoing security issues.
And the club was even forced to deny that footie bosses played “artificial crowd noises” into the ground earlier this week.