CRAIG DAWSON busted his nose for the second game running in West Ham’s London derby with Brentford.

The veteran defender’s nose began streaming with blood following a clash of heads with Brentford’s Yoane Wissa.

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Craig Dawson was left with a blood nose in West Ham’s showdown with BrentfordCredit: Rex
Dawson was taken off the pitch to receive further medical treatment

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Dawson was taken off the pitch to receive further medical treatmentCredit: Getty
The 31-year-old returned to the pitch with some cotton wool in his nose

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The 31-year-old returned to the pitch with some cotton wool in his noseCredit: REX
Dawson was also left bloodied in the Hammers' Europa League clash with Lyon on Thursday

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Dawson was also left bloodied in the Hammers’ Europa League clash with Lyon on ThursdayCredit: REX

West Ham’s medical team immediately tended to the dazed Dawson’s face – the same way they did after the defender was bloodied in Thursday night’s draw with Lyon.

Hammers fans were quick to comment on the centreback’s unfortunate injury, with one tweeting: “Shoutout to Craig Dawson’s nose which has been excellent for us this week.”

Another said: “It’s going to take far more than a mere broken nose to stop Craig Dawson”

And another said: “Craig Dawson is an artist.”

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One remarked: “Craig Dawson is bleeding you’re about to see an 11/10 performance from him.”

Another chimed in: “I would 100 per cent start Craig Dawson for England at the World Cup, geezer bleeds passion and s***s out nails, we need that.”

Former England Under-21 international Dawson played a pivotal role in West Ham’s 1-1 draw with French giants Lyon on Thursday.

After the London Stadium showdown, he said: “The group here is special.

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“Moments like tonight show the togetherness in the group.

“It’s a great set of lads and I think that’s what carries us forwards.

“Everyone’s together and right behind each other and that comes from the manager.

“The game plan changed from the red card on, but you could see how we worked defensively and obviously Jarrod [Bowen] and Mick [Michail Antonio] were a threat going forward.

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“We created a couple of chances which on another day could have gone in, so credit to the lads, we worked ever so hard after that sending off, but you wouldn’t expect anything else from West Ham.”

Dawson and his West Ham team-mates will be back in action next Thursday, travelling to France for the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final tie with Lyon.

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