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West Ham: Tony Cottee heaps praise on key individual that impressed last night

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Tony Cottee has taken to Twitter to show his appreciation towards Craig Dawson for his performance during West Ham’s 1-1 draw last night.

West Ham may well have been very confident of picking up a positive first-leg result at the London Stadium last night, however, an Aaron Cresswell red card changed that right on the stroke of half-time, although the Hammers did still manage to take the lead through the in-form Jarrod Bowen.

Given that West Ham had to play with just 10-men for the entirety of the second half, it was a resolute and impressive display to keep Lyon restricted to just one goal and keep the tie competitive, so the back four deserve a huge amount of credit.

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Cottee was impressed by West Ham but wanted to pick out Craig Dawson for individual praise as he tweeted out ‘What a performance from Dawson tonight.’

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It’s easy to see why Cottee decided to pick out Dawson as he was a man mountain at the back for West Ham last night attempting three tackles during the game and winning all of them as well as making five interceptions, the second-most in the entire squad (FBRef).

Dawson, who is valued at £2.7 million (as per Transfermarkt), is continuing to show why Moyes decided to firstly sign him on loan and then took up the option to buy permanently for just £2 million as he is able to perform regularly and consistently in both the Premier League and Europa League, so fans will just be hoping he shows the same kind of desire and willingness to put his body on the line as he did last night when they travel to Lyon.

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