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There was a debut goal for Eric Dier, but not in the circumstances you'd traditionally expect.
The centre-back didn't rise highest from a corner, poke a squirming ball home or get lucky from range. No, the new arrival from Sporting danced through the West Ham defence, rounded 'keeper Adrian and slotted home in Gonzalo Higuain-esque fashion.
Bleacher Report's Sam Rooke noted:
Dier was assigned Carlton Cole at corners, and the former England striker was kept well-harnessed.
Also of note was his positioning. In both attack and defence, Dier was exactly where he needed to be. Twice in the opening stages Nabil Bentaleb was caught in possession, but Dier moved beyond him to offer a release ball.
He and Younes Kaboul appear to be developing an understanding. He allowed Kaboul to attack the ball on the ground and in the air while he swept in behind. Kaboul's impressive aerial ability and aggressive instincts make him a fine centre-back to partner a more cultured defender like Dier.
Dier was a rock at the back throughout, mopping up Younes Kaboul's mess frequently and looking good on the ball.