Date: 7th November 2016 at 9:57am
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Hull City are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

Actually Garth is now down as a ‘Football Analyst’ these days, a posh term for a pundit then!

The performance by Michael Dawson in the two one victory over Southampton at the weekend at the KCOM Stadium was enough to earn them a place in the side alongside the other, in the opinion of the former Spurs striker anyway, most impressive performers in the topflight over the latest weekend.

I think we’ll already know ourselves, and not just based on the latest performance, why Crooks, we’ll also not argue with it, selected Dawson as part of his team but explaining his choice he told the BBC.

‘Boy, Hull needed these three points. They had been leaking goals and dropping points at an alarming rate heading into this match, while Southampton were in decent form having beaten Inter Milan in the Europa League in midweek. If there was ever a day when you wanted your captain to step up to the plate for his team-mates and manager – all of whom were under immense pressure after an appalling run of six straight league defeats – this was it. Dawson did just that with both a commanding display at the back and the winning goal. With Sunderland also winning and Middlesbrough picking up a creditable point at Manchester City, this result has given the Tigers renewed hope that they can really stay in the league and means manager Mike Phelan might keep his job.’

It’s always good to see the club represented in this way, and well played to Dawson for his recognition, but the most important thing about the weekend was of course the points.

Full Team:

Jordan Pickford (Sunderland), Victor Moses (Chelsea), David Luiz (Chelsea), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Michael Dawson (Hull City), George Friend (Middlesbrough), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United), Sadio Mane (Liverpool).


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