West Ham found the hero we didn’t know we needed against Wolves during 2-0 win at the London Stadium this evening.

The Hammers kicked off the game against Wolves inside the bottom three and in desperate need of all three points.

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David Moyes made three changes to the team that lost 1-0 to Everton two weeks ago.

West Ham got off to an incredibly slow start once again though. The only bit of quality inside the first-half gave us the lead when Gianluca Scamacca scored a truly superb goal.

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It was Craig Dawson who stood out for the Hammers though.

The 32-year-old actually nearly left the London Stadium in the summer transfer window.

Thank God he didn’t. What a signing he has proven to be for us for just £3 million (The Sun).

Dawson was quite simply brilliant today against Wolves…

Craig Dawson superb for West Ham during 2-0 win over Wolves

The no-nonsense centre-back really stepped up today in his first Premier League start of the season.

David Moyes knows he can always rely on Dawson and so do the Hammers fans.

The former West Brom and Watford man was cool and composed at the back today and didn’t give the Wolves attackers a sniff, Adama Traore in particular.

One really impressive facet of Dawson’s game has been his passing.

Craig Dawson was superb for West Ham during out 2-0 win over Wolves at the London Stadium
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He was his usual solid self today defensively but his array of passing really was impressive.

Dawson made five long ball attempts and was accurate with every single one of them (Who Scored).

And from 24 attempted passes, he recorded an incredibly impressive success rate of 95.8% (Who Scored).

In my opinion, Dawson should be starting every single week now for the Hammers. We are so much more solid and organised at the back when he is playing.

The 2-0 win for West Ham against Wolves was absolutely massive this evening. And we have Craig Dawson to thank for another brilliant display. Once again, he has proven to be the hero that we didn’t think we needed.

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