'Love to see it': Some West Ham fans adored what Lineker said about Dawson last night

Nathaniel Kay March 9, 2021
'Love to see it': Some West Ham fans adored what Lineker said about Dawson last night
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West Ham supporters have cherished a tweet by Gary Lineker about Craig Dawson after the centre-back scored against Leeds United last night.

Dawson powerfully headed home the Hammers’ second in their 2-0 Premier League win over Marcelo Bielsa’s side.

And the goal prompted Lineker to liken the West Ham loanee to one of the most iconic centre-backs in world football, Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos.

Some West Ham fans took to Twitter to react to Lineker’s tweet:

Dawson the danger man

Although not quite as medal-laden as Real Madrid’s legendary captain, Dawson is becoming a major threat to opposition defences.

His strike against Leeds was his fourth goal of what has been an incredibly productive season for the Watford loanee.

He also made a crucial block in the second half to maintain the Hammers’ advantage and prove his importance in both boxes.

From Watford to West Ham

David Moyes swooped to take Dawson from the Hornets in October for the rest of 2020/21.

What some critics panned as lack of ambition has turned out to be a shrewd move for player and club.

The 30-year-old is on a run of 12 consecutive league starts. In that period, West Ham have only lost twice.

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His defensive partnership with Angelo Ogbonna is a major reason for the Irons’ incredible rise up the division.

However, Ogbonna hasn’t featured for more than a month after suffering an ankle injury at Manchester United.

Despite that, Dawson has struck up another fine partnership with Issa Diop as the Hammers continue to knock at the door of Champions League qualification.

Irons in the fire

The win over Leeds has pushed West Ham to within two points of fourth-placed Chelsea with a game in hand over all teams above them.

One of those is Manchester United, who the Hammers face at Old Trafford on Sunday (7.15pm).

Moyes will want to get one over on his former employees, especially having lost twice to them this season already.

A win against the Red Devils would close the gap as West Ham’s dreams of Europe continued to grow.

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"Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produced regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League. Nathaniel is a full-time writer for the Chelsea Chronicle, and was formerly their social media man. His footballing career reached the sparkling heights of winning the Under-13s Bloxham Tournament in 2011."