During West Ham United’s encounter with Newcastle United this afternoon, plenty of Hammers supporters were less than impressed with the performance of defender Craig Dawson – with the Englishman sent off following a string of bad challenges.
Dawson, who is set to join the Irons on a permanent basis from Watford this summer, endured a torrid afternoon at St. James’ Park as the 30-year-old struggled to keep some composure.
According to SofaScore, Dawson attempted just one ground duel, made an error leading to a goal and accumulated a meagre 5.2 match rating over the 36 minutes he played before being given his marching orders.
For his first booking, the centre-back took out Joelinton and received an early caution – with another poor challenge then leading to an opening goal for Newcastle and his second card of the afternoon (football.london).
As a result, it’s safe to say many Irons supporters were not impressed with his performance at St. James’ Park.
Find all of their verdicts down below.
West Ham fans slam Dawson
“The worst we’ve played since the opening day! Unfortunately all frailties at once! Donkey Dawson, flapianski, Lack of pace, lack of creativity, lack of a striker…”
“Diop is heavily mistake prone but Dawson is useless under pressure it’s embarrassing”
“Diop and Dawson just aren’t good enough, poor”
“Dawson has been poor for a while but been getting away with it because we have been winning lately”
“Let’s be honest, Dawson has been really poor for weeks he won’t be a miss in the next game.”
“Dawson has been a liability for about 3 games now”
“Dawson’s been a liability recently.”
“Dawson been terrible for weeks”
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