Aaron Cresswell spoke very highly about one of his West Ham United teammates after yesterday’s disappointing draw with Newcastle United at the London Stadium.

The Hammers were absolutely horrendous yesterday against the Magpies. There really is no other way of saying it.

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We were lucky to draw the game in the end. The performance of every single player was unacceptable…aside from one man of course.

Craig Dawson was brilliant once again for West Ham.

Aaron Cresswell praised one West Ham United player after our draw with Newcastle
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Signed for just a few million last year, the 31-year-old has proven to be a superb addition by David Moyes.

Not only is he no-nonsense and as professional as they come but he is also a very, very good centre-back. He has certainly silenced his critics since joining the Hammers from Watford in 2020.

Aaron Cresswell raves about West Ham ace after Newcastle draw

The Hammers lost ground in the race for the top four yesterday with both Arsenal and Tottenham winning.

David Moyes must find a way of getting a tune out of his players again because we will have absolutely no chance of a top six finish if we carry on like we are at the moment.

There was one shining light yesterday, however – Craig Dawson.

And Cresswell told WHUFC.com just how good the 31-year-old has been for the Hammers:

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“When you’ve got players like Daws who can head the ball, certainly for people like me it makes my job a lot easier. He’s fantastic in the air and also defensively. It’s massively important all over [to be good at set pieces] and most teams work on that and we certainly work on that being massive asset for us this year as it was last year. We’re certainly up there in terms of goals from set pieces and to get another one today was good going.”

Thang God for Craig!

We would have been in real trouble without him not only yesterday but over the past four months.

The former Watford and West Brom man has been exceptional for West Ham since moving to East London.

He should be absolutely adored by the fanbase. Unfortunately he’s not as his name isn’t Craig Dawsinho but those who understand football realise just how important he has been to Moyes’s side over the past 18 months or so.

Without Craig Dawson, things could have been a whole lot worse yesterday. He definitely deserves more respect from some fans. At least he gets it in abundance from his team-mates.

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