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Dawson adds to Bale plaudits

4 March 2013 21:23

Tottenham captain Michael Dawson insists team-mate Gareth Bale merits comparison with the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Bale continued his scintillating form on Sunday, scoring his 20th goal of the season in a 2-1 win over north London rivals Arsenal.

With plenty of debate surrounding the Welshman's standing in the game, Dawson rates the 23-year-old among the best.

"Gaz (Bale) is up there with Ronaldo and Messi in terms of ability," Dawson told Topman Magazine.

"He's one of the best players in the world at the moment, and probably the best in the world for me right now."

Bale has played a huge part in Tottenham's recent run of good form, scoring nine goals in his last seven games.

"Some of the things he does would have Ronaldo blush," Dawson continued.

"His goal this season against Norwich where he picked the ball up in his own half and dribbled past all those players before having the calm and composure to put it in the bottom corner.

"He's been brilliant and credit to him because it hasn't been easy for him.

"He'll be the first to admit that he found it difficult when he first came to Tottenham. People forget he moved here when he was 17."

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Competition
Premier League
Date
3 March 2013
Game week
28
Kick-off
17:00
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
2 - 1
Venue
White Hart Lane (London)
Attendance
36170

Goals

G. Bale 37'
(assist by G. Sigurðsson) 
1 - 0
A. Lennon 39'
(assist by S. Parker) 
2 - 0
2 - 1
51' P. Mertesacker
 (assist by T. Walcott)

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03:39
02:23
01:17
01:17

Tuesday 22 April

23:56
23:40
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22:45
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21:30
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20:51
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18:58
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10:34
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09:54
09:34
09:22
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23:55
23:55
23:51
23:37
22:59
21:51
21:27
20:44
20:28
20:22
20:07
19:40
18:51
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16:39
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15:42
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14:29
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13:51
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11:21
10:58
10:33
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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 35 +52 80
2 35 +41 75
3 34 +56 74
4 35 +21 70
5 35 +23 69
6 35 +2 63
7 34 +16 57
8 35 +5 49
9 35 -15 46
10 35 -10 44
11 35 -13 43
12 35 -10 37
13 35 -4 36
14 34 -9 36
15 34 -14 35
16 34 -13 33
17 35 -28 32
18 35 -34 30
19 35 -42 30
20 34 -24 29

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