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First cap for Daws

Posted on 11 August 2010  - 12:00

Michael Dawson won his first England cap after coming on as a second half substitute in Wednesday night's friendly win against Hungary.

Michael Dawson won his first England cap after coming on as a second half substitute in Wednesday night's friendly win against Hungary.

The popular defender was finally awarded the honour after playing for England Under-21s, England B and in June's practice match prior to the World Cup against South African side Platinum All Stars.

It was an eventful 45 minutes as well for 'Daws' as Wembley.

Starting the second half alongside Everton's Phil Jagielka, he misjudged a pass from deep that found Zoltan Gera 30 yards from goal.

The Fulham forward's cross was then sliced towards his own goal by Jagielka but Michael looked like he'd got back to clear off the line - only for the goal to be controversially awarded.

That put the Hungarians 1-0 up with 63 minutes on the clock but Steven Gerrard turned things around with a spectacular double after 73 and 77 minutes to secure a 2-1 win for Fabio Capello's men.