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Michael Dawson | Defensemen | #21

Team: Hull City
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/18/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 174

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Hull City ended a six-game losing streak with second half goals from Robert Snodgrass and Michael Dawson enough to lift them over Southampton, 2-1.
The victory was Hull's first since August and came despite the Tigers registering just two shots on goal. Hull started the match on the back foot when Maya Yoshida was cut down in the box by Curtis Davies and Charlie Austin made no mistakes by netting the ensuing spot-kick. Things got even worst for Hull when forwards Abel Hernandez and Will Keane were forced off due to injury within the 20 minutes following conceding. The match filled on its head however in the 61st minute when Robert Snodgrass drew them level from 12 yards and turned provider immediately after as his free-kick found Michael Dawson who headed home to give them a 2-1 lead. Southampton attempted to rally through Austin but goalkeeper David Marshall and his defense withstood the task to earn a needed three points. Nov 6 - 12:33 PM
Source: NBC Sports

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Hull City were left broken after the final whistle on Saturday which consigned them to yet another defeat this time to Watford.

The crushing nature of the defeat cannot be overestimated. The club believed they had reached a turning point after progressing in the EFL Cup in midweek. However this proved to be a false dawn. A spirited performance against the Hornets at Vicarage Road looked to be on course to yield the club's first clean sheet since August with captain Michael Dawson marshalling the three man defence using all his experience. Instead fate left the skipper who is just back from injury crestfallen when he turned a late cross into his own net. However, the efficiency and resilience of Hull's performance should not be forgotten. Both Deeney and Igahlo were nullified for the whole game and Watford struggled to penetrate after the 10th minute. The presence of the veteran really seems to be bringing out more confident displays from young Harry Maguire and the 352 formation is helping to stem the goals too.
Nov 1 - 11:40 AM

Not only did Hull City fail to bring itself out of the bottom three, the Tigers proved to be their own worst enemy in a 1-0 loss to Watford.

The Hull defense did well to hold Watford to without a shot on target in 90 minutes, but that didn't stop the club's losing streak from becoming six straight Premier League matches as manager Mike Phelan has yet to earn a point since signing on to be the club's permanent manager. Meanwhile, Michael Dawson has endured a tough return to action after missing the start of the season with a knee injury. The Hull captain ended up being the difference maker after he saw Daryl Janmaat's cross in the 82nd minute deflect off him and past goalkeeper David Marshall for the only goal of the match.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 29 - 12:28 PM

Michael Dawson returned to the Hull City starting line up to help them to a close but crucial win in the EFL Cup.

This will be the second successive year in a row that the Tigers have progressed to the last eight of the competition after overcoming Bristol CIty 1-0. However, this result is more crucial in terms of confidence since it ends a run of four successive defeats since Hull beat Stoke in the last round of this competition. The first goal tonight came from the head of Harry Maguire who put away a Ryan Mason corner. Hull doubled their lead just after half time when the returning captain Dawson headed in another Mason cross. While the PL club did have two penalty appeals turned down in an improved second half performance which still had its anxious moments. Bristol got their goal in injury time and almost put the game to ET but for last-ditch defending.
Source: BBC Sport
Oct 25 - 7:10 PM

Hull City manager Mike Phelan has hinted that club captain Michael Dawson may make his first appearance of the campaign against Stoke in GW9.

Dawson had been one of Hull's many bodies on the treatment table after preseason and has since been recovering from a knee injury. However, it appears that the 32 year old is now ready to get back in the side after last weekend's humiliating defeat to Bournemouth with The Tigers badly needing a turn in fortunes against Stoke City on Saturday.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 21 - 2:55 PM

Hull City expects defender Michael Dawson to make his long-awaited return from injury after the international break.

The former Tottenham veteran suffered ligament damage in a preseason friendly in July, but he is working to be back for the club's Week 8 fixture against Bournemouth, which would likely move Jake Livermore back to midfield. "Although Michael missed a lot of last week with a virus, the plan remains for him to start training with the rest of the team next week and then hopefully, with some sessions under his belt, he’ll be available from the Bournemouth game after the international break onwards," Head of Medical Services Rob Price said. "He’s done really well in his recovery from this injury."
Sep 28 - 6:38 PM

Hull City suffered more injury woe on Tuesday night after Michael Dawson was forced off against Mansfield Town with suspected knee ligament damage.

Having already lost goalkeeper Allan McGregor [back] plus defenders Alex Bruce [Achilles] and Moses Odubajo [knee] all for around 6 months during the pre-season, Steve Bruce was once again left counting the cost of a disastrous programme. The official club Twitter feed claimed that Dawson had ‘opened up’ his knee in a challenge causing damage to the medial ligament. A scan today will confirm the full extent of the problem but anything significant could mean between 2-3 months on the sidelines. The setback is likely force Bruce back into the transfer market with limited options in defence – midfielder Tom Huddlestone was able to fill-in alongside Curtis Davies at the One Call Stadium before an Achilles problem forced him off. Hull are said to be interested in Bordeaux centre-back Lamine Sane.
Jul 20 - 7:03 AM

Michael Dawson scored a first half goal to propel Hull City to a 1-0 lead over Liverpool.

Liverpool were without their star striker Daniel Sturridge once again as he's out with an injury and Hull City took advantage. The goal was a direct result of Mario Balotelli's poor play as the Liverpool striker failed to step up on a offside trap that gave Dawson an easy header to score the game winning goal. Balotelli was poor in all phases of the match and it's hard to imagine him back with Liverpool next season. On the other side, the three points are huge for Hull City, who are now four points away from the relegation zone.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 04:41:00 PM

Michael Dawson will be fit enough to make the squad for Hull City's Week 21 trip to the Midlands to face West Brom.

Out since mid-December with a hamstring tear, Michael Dawson has recovered sufficiently to be included in the traveling party to face West Brom in Week 21. Given the nature of his injury, it is likely that he will be brought along slowly as he regains match fitness. Expect Dawson to start the match against the Baggies on the bench this week with Week 22 a more likely timeframe for a return to the starting line-up.
Fri, Jan 9, 2015 01:28:00 PM

The enormity of Hull Citys’ task at Stamford Bridge on Saturday grew with the loss of Tigers’ defender Michael Dawson with only ten minutes gone.

Having found themselves a goal down after seven minutes to Eden Hazard Steve Bruce was dealt a further blow when Dawson pulled up with a suspected hamstring tear – a scan will confirm the extent of the problem but the former Tottenham central defender will be out for at least a month. The Hull City boss also confirmed that his side will be without the services of Mo Diame until early 2015 after a specialist confirmed the midfielder would need to keep his knee in a brace for the next month before being able to return to training. However his absence won’t be enough to convince Bruce to extend Hatem Ben Arfa’s loan spell – the Newcastle player has fallen out of favour recently and will return to his parent club in January.
Source: Daily Star
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 10:25:00 AM

Michael Dawson returns to the Hull City line-up just in time to face his former club Tottenham at the KC Stadium in Week 12.

Hull City must have a rotten taste in their collective mouth after losing to bottom of the table Burnley in Week 11. There will be at least some hope for a better result with Michael Dawson coming back to the line-up to face his former teammates in Week 12.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 11:47:00 AM

Michael Dawson was heroic against Arsenal but won't be able to build on that effort as he has been ruled out with an ankle injury for six weeks.

Steve Bruce spent the summer looking for a strong third center back to join James Chester and Curtis Davies in a 3-5-2 alignment. In Michael Dawson he appeared to find that player but he will have to make alternative arrangements for the next six weeks as Dawson will be out. The likely options are the manager's son Alex Bruce may return to the starting line-up with the alignment remaining the same or Bruce reverting to a 4-4-2 with another midfielder coming into the starting line-up in place of Dawson.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 01:10:00 PM

Michael Dawson contributed to a solid outing against Arsenal on Saturday but faces the possibility of time out with an injured ankle.

Apparently the North London rivalry didn't recede from Michael Dawson's consciousness despite his move to Hull City. In his first post-Spurs match against Arsenal he contributed four blocked shots, two tackles, two interceptions and even managed a shot on target for a massive 15 point performance in the Yahoo format. Enthusiasm will be slightly tempered though as he now faces questions over an ankle issue. Check back later in the week for a more definitive assessment of the injury and his status for Week 9 and beyond.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 01:31:00 PM

Steve Bruce was left scratching his head in frustration after an injury time goal once again cost his Hull side three points in game week eight.

Having lost striker Nikica Jelavic to a knee injury during the pre-match warm-up Steve Bruce could’ve been forgiven for thinking that it wasn’t going to be his day – especially after Sanchez burst through to open the scoring on 13 minutes. However The Tigers quickly settled and although Mo Diame scored a controversial equaliser there was no denying the finish by Abel Hernandez moments after half-time to put Hull firmly in control. Michael Dawson was immense throughout but it was the loss of the defender to an ankle problem which helped Wenger grab a late point. The big centre-back had marshalled his troops well but his withdrawal coincided with an Arsenal onslaught culminating in a Welbeck goal a minute into added on time.
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 07:54:00 PM

Michael Dawson should fit in well at Hull and is a solid fantasy pick for the Week 4 home game against West Ham.

The former Spurs captain was a legend at White Hart Lane and will be sorely missed around the club, but sadly it was inevitable that he would be unable to adapt to the high-line played by Mauricio Pochettino – as he was under Andre Villas-Boas - due to his lack of pace. However, the defensive system employed by Steve Bruce will suit Dawson perfectly, and we should see some big fantasy scores as the 30-year-old puts his body on the line with blocks, interceptions and last-ditch tackles.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 09:45:00 AM