Many West Ham United fans were in awe of defender Craig Dawson following his side’s 3-0 win against Sheffield United on Monday night.
The Hammers produced a dominant performance at the London Stadium as David Moyes’ side moved into fifth in the Premier League table, thanks to goals from Declan Rice, Issa Diop and Ryan Fredericks.
Not only did they pose an attacking prowess, but defensively they were equally as solid, as Dawson put in an exemplary showing.
Per Sofascore, the Englishman made two interceptions, three clearances, won 100% of his aerial duels and accumulated a pass success rate of 90% – only Soucek made more interceptions than him (4), nobody won more headers in the air, while only two other starters boasted a pass accuracy higher than 90% (Mark Noble and Rice).
Should Craig Dawson be called up to the England squad?
Because of this, the London Stadium were delighted to see Dawson emerge as a possible key asset going forward for West Ham, with a couple of fans even calling on the club to sign him permanently.
Fans delighted with Dawson
“42 safe by February! Dawson the rock for a team in the top 4! 2021 just as mental #WHUFC”
“Dawson is the best English centre back in the league, if not the best full stop. He deserves an @England call-up #whufc”
“Craig Dawson has been the one player that has proved wrong the majority of a fan base after signing; can’t recall a time of being proved more wrong about a player West Ham have signed. Needs to be signed permanently as soon as is possible. Couldn’t be happier to be proved wrong.”
“Sign him permanently! COYI”
“You gotta love the man. Handles himself well and is always a threat in the air.”
“Geezer’s an absolute hero”
“Nothing short of phenomenal since arriving”
“Been a revelation”
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