A number of West Ham supporters have criticised Craig Dawson’s performance at Newcastle United on Sunday despite their opening weekend win.
The Hammers were back in Premier League action for the first time since May, with a trip to St James’ Park commencing their 2021/22 campaign.
The hope is that David Moyes’ side match last season’s sixth-placed finish, for which Europa League football was achieved.
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West Ham found themselves 1-0 down early on, with Callum Wilson pouncing after good work down the right from All Saint-Maximin. Aaron Cresswell equalised soon after his goal was eventually awarded after initially being disallowed for offside, only for Jacob Murphy to head the Magpies back into the lead.
A hugely entertaining game saw Moyes’ men produce a superb comeback, however, with Said Benrahma, Tomas Soucek and Michael Antonio putting them 4-2 up with second half goals.
Despite the Irons’ victory, though, Dawson had a quiet game overall and was at times run ragged by Allan Saint-Maximin. The 31-year-old lost several duels on Tyneside and was dribbled past once, while also failing to execute an accrurate cross (Sofascore).
West Ham fans lambast Dawson display
These West Ham fans took to Twitter to criticise Dawson’s “comical” performance, with one angry supporter even labelling him a “donkey”.
“Dawson is an absolute donkey, isn’t he?“
“Who actually was assigned scouting duties for a center back and came back with Craig Dawson“
“Will the real Craig Dawson please stand up“
“Craig Dawson showing his Watford and West Brom form“
“Dawson is absolutely woeful“
“Dawson is comical“
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