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Awesome Dawson!

Posted on 22 December 2009  - 12:00

Peter Crouch reflected on his turn to grab the spotlight in front of goal at Blackburn - but soon turned that spotlight on Michael Dawson.

Awesome Dawson!

Peter Crouch reflected on his turn to grab the spotlight in front of goal at Blackburn - but soon turned that spotlight on Michael Dawson.

The big striker scored both goals as we came through a tough test to beat Rovers 2-0 at Ewood Park on Saturday.

‘Crouchy' opened the scoring at the ideal time - added time at the end of the first half - when he rose above Ryan Nelsen to head home Niko Kranjcar's cross.

We battled through the home side's best spell at the start of the second half and Peter put the issue beyond doubt when he clinically finished a one-on-one chance past Paul Robinson with seven minutes left.

Crouchy, Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe now have 30 goals between them in all competitions this season with JD level with Didier Drogba at the top of the Premier League goalscoring chart on 13.

"If you look throughout the team you know there are goals there," said Crouchy. "We've got players capable of scoring throughout the team so if Jermain doesn't get one, Robbie will get one and if he doesn't, then I'll get one.

"We've players all around the park who can score goals and that's important, but we can't forget the lads at the back as well, in the last few games they've been fantastic, especially Michael Dawson, he's been top-class.

"He's been brilliant," Peter continued on Daws. "He heads everything, tackles everything, throws himself in.

"I've been back heading my fair share of balls away but Daws does for it the whole game, every game. Blackburn was the type of match he's all about. You need his type of player at somewhere like Blackburn because you know he will stand up to it, he'll win his headers, win his tackles and credit to him and the defence for keeping us in the game."