Craig Dawson makes an amazing clearance to save West Brom (video)

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It takes guts to go head high with the cross bar.

But Craig Dawson knows what’s expected of him from West Brom boss Tony Pulis, and the veteran defender brought his A-game in the first half of Saturday’s match at Stoke.

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Glen Johnson, of all people, chipped the keeper and looked set to make it 1-0 in favor of the struggling Potters after 25 minutes of play at the Britannia Stadium.

But Dawson flies into the screen to head the ball over the goal, so close to cleaning his clock with the cross bar.