Hull City fans react to Michael Dawson's performance in Fulham defeat

Leonid Slutsky manager of Hull City looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Hull City at iPro Stadium on September 8, 2017 in Derby, England.

Is Michael Dawson finished? A number of Hull City fans think so after the veteran captain struggled again at Fulham.

Leonid Slutsky manager of Hull City looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Hull City at iPro Stadium on September 8, 2017 in Derby, England.

It’s not getting any easier for Leonid Slutsky at Hull City. Five days after that 5-0 thumping at Derby County, The Tigers added another L to their form book with a 2-1 loss away to Fulham on Wednesday night.

Hull have now gone 22 away games without a win and, even though they were much-improved from last week’s horror show at Pride Park, they still failed to match a Fulham side who appear to be clicking into gear after a sluggish start to the season.

In the end, City were level for just eight minutes, Jarrod Bowen’s equaliser cancelled out almost immediately by Stefan Johansen while centre-half Michael Dawson stood and watched.

Michael Dawson of Hull City reacts after the Premier League match between Hull City and Tottenham Hotspur at KC Stadium on May 21, 2017 in Hull, England.

It is not the first-time the Hull captain has struggled this season. Dawson left Floyd Ayite unmarked for Fulham’s opener too and is quickly becoming a weak link in a defence which is shipping goals at an alarming rate.

No side in the Championship has conceded more times than Hull (13) and the fact that Dawson has started each of their league fixtures in 2017/18 speaks volumes.

The former Tottenham Hotspur favourite is 33 now and his best days appear to be a long way behind him. And another below-par display, characterised by the sort of errors the Dawson of a few years ago would never have made, does little to enhance the fans’ confidence.

Chris Martin of Derby and Michael Dawson of Hull in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Hull City at iPro Stadium on September 8, 2017 in Derby, England.

 

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