Overlook Soucek: £3.5m-rated West Ham titan who misplaced 50% of his duels was Moyes’ greatest – opinion
Craig Dawson was David Moyes’ true hero as West Ham United beat Everton 1-0 on Friday evening because of a late Tomas Soucek strike.
Creativity was usually scarce all through the Goodison Park encounter for either side earlier than Aaron Cresswell’s deflected effort rebounded into the trail of Soucek, who instinctively saved operating in to faucet residence his fifth Premier League purpose of the season.
The end result sealed Moyes a primary away win over the Toffees since leaving Merseyside to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson on the helm of Manchester United in 2013, having misplaced every of his earlier 4 visits.
Is Dawson and Ogbonna now Moyes’ greatest CB pairing?
Sure, they have been sensible
No, Moyes has higher
Moyes has constructed West Ham round defensive stability since returning to the London Stadium a yr in the past, so could have been delighted with the efforts Dawson delivered to the aspect throughout solely his second look of the season up to now.
The Watford loanee needed to wait till the Irons’ midweek journey to Southampton to make his debut however retained his place within the line-up towards Everton, the place he shaped a formidable partnership with Angelo Ogbonna.
Dawson hardly allowed Everton’s top-scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin to get a glance in on Darren Randolph’s purpose because the Republic of Eire worldwide earned a uncommon begin rather than Lukasz Fabianski.
Calvert-Lewin was incessantly compelled to drop deeper and deeper looking for possession earlier than being changed by Cenk Tosun 10 minutes from time, having gone a fifth-straight Premier League recreation with out scoring after netting 11 within the opening 11 fixtures.
Dawson was sturdy within the air at Goodison Park with success in two of 4 duels, whereas recording one interception and 5 clearances, per SofaScore.
The £3.5m-rated centre-half was moreover profitable with 26 of his 34 passes, by no means dedicated a foul, was by no means dribbled previous and barely ventured into Everton territory as he sought to maintain issues easy and keep out of bother.
Moyes could have wished nothing extra from Dawson than what the 30-year-old was capable of carry to the aspect, figuring out the problem at hand with Fabian Balbuena solely returning to the bench after sitting out the Southampton journey.
AND in different information, West Ham are contemplating providing a 6 ft 1 brute with a “terrific vary of passing” a mid-season transfer to the London Stadium…
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