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Aaron Cresswell

Squad Number: 3
Position: Defender
Born: 15th Dec 1989 (Liverpool, England)
Signed: 3rd Jul 2014 (£4,000,000)
Contract: 5 years (signed June 2016)
Previous Club: Ipswich Town

KUMB Awards: Player of the Year 2014/15; Best SIgning 2014/15.

The Liverpool-born defender began his career with Tranmere for whom he made 80 appearances before joining Ipswich three years ago.

Widely hailed as the best defender in the Championship in the 2013/14 season, Cresswell played 138 times for the Tractor Boys before completing his move to the Boleyn Ground in July 2014.

Cresswell becomes Sam Allardyce's third signing of the summer following the arrival of Cheikhou Kouyate and Mauro Zarate. He made his first team debut in August 2014, in a 1-0 defeat against Tottenham.


New Hammer Cresswell scores a worldy in a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace

 

2016/17 Match Notes & Ratings

2-1 v Burnley (a) 21st May 2017
by Gordon Thrower

Will be glad to get this season out of the way. Decent run-out but an injury-free pre-season will be key for him. So as long as he can avoid two-bob German second division defenders wanting to make a name for themselves that would be nice.

2-1 v Burnley (a) 21st May 2017
by David Fletcher

Showed glimpses of what we've seen in previous seasons knocking in some crucial balls into the box.

0-4 v Liverpool (h) 14th May 2017
by David Fletcher

Very alive at the beggining producing most of West Ham's early chances but as the rest of his team mates was average as the game wore on.

1-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 5th May 2017
by Gordon Thrower

Negated anything coming down his side and linked well with the attack. His cross caused the havoc that led to the goal.

1-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 5th May 2017
by David Fletcher

He's failed to impress countless times this season but today he produced some vital blocks and clearances. Also provided the cross that led to Manu's breakthrough goal.

2-2 v Sunderland (a) 15th April 2017
by Staff Writer

Good cross for the goal but continues to give the ball away far too much.

0-3 v Arsenal (a) 5th April 2017
by Staff Writer

Good cross for the goal but continues to give the ball away far too much.

1-2 v Hull City (a) 1st April 2017
by Gordon Thrower

Good cross for the goal but continues to give the ball away far too much.

2-3 v Leicester City (h) 18th March 2017
by Gordon Thrower

One for whom the break will do a power of good. Ok-ish defensively but gave the ball away a bit too often which relieved the pressure on the visitors.

2-3 v AFC Bournemouth (a) 11th March 2017
by Staff Writer

Hasn't been himself for a number of weeks. A shadow of the player he seemed prior to the England call-up.

1-2 v Chelsea (h) 6th March 2017
by Staff Writer

Hasn't been himself for a number of weeks. A shadow of the player he seemed prior to the England call-up.

1-1 v Watford (a) 25th February 2017
by Staff Writer

Hasn't been himself for a number of weeks. A shadow of the player he seemed prior to the England call-up.

2-2 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 11th February 2017
by Gordon Thrower

Still not quite back to his best. Sacrificed to change to a three-at-the-back system for the second half.

3-1 v Southampton (a) 4th February 2017
by Staff Writer

On a downward spiral since being selected for England and given a torris time again tonight.

0-4 v Manchester City (h) 1st February 2017
by Staff Writer

On a downward spiral since being selected for England and given a torris time again tonight.

3-1 v Middlesbrough (a) 21st January 2017
by Staff Writer

Took a bit of a roasting in the first half and almost scored noe of the worst own goals of all time.

3-0 v Crystal Palace (h) 14th January 2017
by Gordon Thrower

The lack of attacking threat from the visitors allowed him to get forward to supplement the attack, which he did well.

0-5 v Manchester City (h) 6th January 2017
by Staff Writer

Still some way from his best and that back pass was a shocker.

0-2 v Manchester United (h) 2nd January 2017
by Staff Writer #2

Still some way from his best and that back pass was a shocker.

0-1 v Leicester City (a) 31st December 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Still some way from his best and that back pass was a shocker.

4-1 v Swansea City (a) 26th December 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Still some way from his best and that back pass was a shocker.

1-0 v Hull City (h) 17th December 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Still some way from his best and that back pass was a shocker.

1-1 v Stoke City (h) 5th November 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Might have had more impact on the game had his team mates thought to give him the ball a bit quicker.

 

2015/16 Match Notes & Ratings

1-2 v Stoke City (a) 15th May 2016
by Staff Writer

A bit off the pace all afternoon.

3-2 v Manchester United (h) 10th May 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Got caught out a bit for their first but the value of his decoy run for Antonioís goal should not be underestimated.

1-4 v Swansea City (h) 7th May 2016
by Staff Writer

A couple of excellent last-ditch tackles were the highlight of the full back's afternoon.

1-1 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 30th April 2016
by Staff Writer

A bit off the pace all afternoon.

3-1 v Watford (h) 20th April 2016
by Staff Writer

A bit off the pace all afternoon.

2-2 v Leicester City (a) 17th April 2016
by Staff Writer

Did ok and was instrumental in supporting the good work going forward on the left in the second half.

1-2 v Manchester United (h) 13th April 2016
by Staff Writer

Solid enough at the back and provided a decent, if underused threat on the left, especially in the first half.

3-3 v Arsenal (h) 9th April 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Didnít show much in attack but had a fine game in defence.

2-2 v Crystal Palace (h) 2nd April 2016
by Gordon Thrower

One good clearance but alarmingly tired at an alarmingly early stage of the game.

2-2 v Chelsea (a) 19th March 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Fairly sound defensively but perhaps ought to have notched a brace.

1-1 v Manchester United (a) 13th March 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Solid enough at the back and provided a decent, if underused threat on the left, especially in the first half.

3-2 v Everton (a) 5th March 2016
by Staff Writer

Always willing to push forward down the left.

1-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 2nd March 2016
by Staff Writer

I'll just copy last week's match notes - "A bit off the pace all afternoon".

1-0 v Sunderland (h) 27th February 2016
by Staff Writer

Had his moments going forward but had some shaky oned as well in defence.

5-1 v Blackburn Rovers (a) 21st February 2016
by Staff Writer #2

Had his moments going forward but had some shaky oned as well in defence.

2-2 v Norwich City (a) 13th February 2016
by Staff Writer

Had his moments going forward but had some shaky oned as well in defence.

2-1 v Liverpool (h) 9th February 2016
by Staff Writer

'Sound', as they say on the Wirral.

0-1 v Southampton (a) 6th February 2016
by Staff Writer

Ended up playing more like a wide midfielder than a full back due to SOuthampton's reticence to leave their own half once they'd been reduced to ten men.

2-0 v Aston Villa (h) 2nd February 2016
by Staff Writer

Got a sore nose from Ayew's cowardly attack but like TOmkins, spent much of the game in the opposition half.

0-0 v Liverpool (a) 30th January 2016
by Gordon Thrower

'Sound', as they say on the Wirral.

2-2 v Manchester City (h) 23rd January 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Decent game but was inadvertently the cause of the second equaliser.

1-2 v Newcastle United (a) 16th January 2016
by Staff Writer

Another good runout. The combination with Moses on that side looks interesting as well.

3-1 v AFC Bournemouth (a) 12th January 2016
by Staff Writer

Considerably better than his last run out against Bournemouth in which he haad a shocker.

1-0 v Wolves (h) 9th January 2016
by Staff Writer

A welcome return Ė unlucky not to score when his piledriver was blocked by Clyne.

2-0 v Liverpool (h) 2nd January 2016
by Gordon Thrower

A welcome return Ė unlucky not to score when his piledriver was blocked by Clyne.

1-1 v Aston Villa (a) 26th December 2015
by Staff Writer

Scored a belter - our first goal in four games - but achieved a pass completion rate of less than 50 per cent.

0-0 v Swansea City (a) 20th December 2015
by Staff Writer

A couple of excellent last-ditch tackles were the highlight of the full back's afternoon.

0-0 v Stoke City (h) 12th December 2015
by Staff Writer

A bit off the pace all afternoon.

0-0 v Manchester United (a) 5th December 2015
by Staff Writer

A bit off the pace all afternoon.

1-1 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 29th November 2015
by Staff Writer

A bit off the pace all afternoon.

1-4 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 22nd November 2015
by Staff Writer

I'll just copy last week's match notes - "A bit off the pace all afternoon".

1-1 v Everton (h) 7th November 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Always willing to push forward down the left.

0-2 v Watford (a) 31st October 2015
by Gordon Thrower

A bit off the pace all afternoon.

2-1 v Chelsea (h) 24th October 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Excellent game both in defence and in attack. In front of Hodgson, who will still prefer Luke Shaw even though heís out for the season.

3-1 v Crystal Palace (a) 17th October 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Not really tested, especially after the sending-off. Got forward well throughout.

2-2 v Sunderland (a) 3rd October 2015
by Staff Writer

Had his moments going forward but had some shaky oned as well in defence.

2-2 v Norwich City (h) 26th September 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Had his moments going forward but had some shaky oned as well in defence.

2-0 v Newcastle United (h) 14th September 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Another good runout. The combination with Moses on that side looks interesting as well.

3-0 v Liverpool (a) 29th August 2015
by Gordon Thrower

As good this week as he was bad last week.

3-4 v AFC Bournemouth (h) 22nd August 2015
by Staff Writer

How can somebody usually so good have such a poor game? One of the poorest individual performances Iíve seen in years. Letís hope that itís out of his system.

1-2 v Leicester City (h) 15th August 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Did ok and was instrumental in supporting the good work going forward on the left in the second half.

2-0 v Arsenal (a) 9th August 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Didnít show much in attack but had a fine game in defence.

2-0 v Arsenal (a) 9th August 2015
by Staff Writer

Solid and allowed Arsenal little room or space to deliveer crosses. One particular 60-yard, cross-field to Dimitri Payet was absolutely sublime.

1-2 v Astra Giurgiu (a) 6th August 2015
by Staff Writer

Tried to keep things moving out on the left but often had no options.

 

2014/15 Match Notes & Ratings

0-2 v Newcastle United (a) 24th May 2015
by Raedwulf

Had a fairly stiff test defensively today. He passed (especially with that cross, aha!), but not with flying colours. A few errors in amongst...

1-2 v Everton (h) 16th May 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Had a fairly stiff test defensively today. He passed (especially with that cross, aha!), but not with flying colours. A few errors in amongst...

0-1 v Aston Villa (a) 9th May 2015
by Raedwulf

Our newly crowned Hammer of the year, but not one of his best games.

1-0 v Burnley (h) 2nd May 2015
by Raedwulf

Another one for whom "tidy game" seems apt.

1-0 v Burnley (h) 2nd May 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Not quite as prominent as Jenkinson in the attacking stakes but still contributed well.

0-0 v Queens Park Rangers (a) 25th April 2015
by Raedwulf

Nearly whipped in the perfect free kick; did well in defense too.

0-2 v Manchester City (a) 19th April 2015
by Staff Writer

Had a fairly stiff test defensively today. He passed (especially with that cross, aha!), but not with flying colours. A few errors in amongst...

1-1 v Stoke City (h) 11th April 2015
by Raedwulf

Spectacular goal, yes, but otherwise undistinguished today. Without the free kick a 6, with it, another not quite worth a 7.

1-2 v Leicester City (a) 4th April 2015
by Raedwulf

Almost a 7, bar some occasionally horrible distribution.

1-0 v Sunderland (h) 21st March 2015
by Raedwulf

Caught out by Kouyate's poor header, but managed a couple decent crosses to balance the scales.

0-3 v Arsenal (a) 14th March 2015
by Raedwulf

Below average performance. Yes, 6, for Aaron, is below average!

0-1 v Chelsea (h) 4th March 2015
by Staff Writer



1-3 v Crystal Palace (h) 28th February 2015
by Raedwulf

Did enough going forwards for the horrible slice to be forgiven (just!), but as exposed as his defensive comrades today.

2-2 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 22nd February 2015
by Raedwulf

Had a fairly stiff test defensively today. He passed (especially with that cross, aha!), but not with flying colours. A few errors in amongst...

0-4 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 14th February 2015
by Raedwulf

Defended badly today. Caught out several times.

0-0 v Southampton (a) 11th February 2015
by Staff Writer



1-1 v Manchester United (h) 8th February 2015
by Staff Writer

Not quite at the races today with the odd poor cross and defensive lapse.

0-2 v Liverpool (a) 31st January 2015
by Staff Writer

As per his fellow full-back, although he troubled City's defence slightly more.

1-0 v Bristol City (a) 25th January 2015
by Staff Writer

As per his fellow full-back, although he troubled City's defence slightly more.

3-0 v Hull City (h) 18th January 2015
by Raedwulf

Solid in defense, a frequent threat up the flank. Though the strange formation helped in that.

3-0 v Hull City (h) 18th January 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Solid enough but didnít seem quite himself in this one.

3-0 v Hull City (h) 18th January 2015
by Staff Writer

Not as influencial as he has been in recent outings.

2-2 v Everton (h) 13th January 2015
by Raedwulf

Yet again, a game much like Jenks, though his highs were not so high, nor his lows quite so low.

2-2 v Everton (h) 13th January 2015
by Staff Writer

Busy as a bee at both ends. Almost grabbed another goal with a decent effort.

1-1 v Swansea (a) 10th January 2015
by Callum Brown

Provided plenty of impetus going forward but managed to get himself caught a little too far advanced once or twice.

1-1 v Swansea (a) 10th January 2015
by Lee WIlkinson

Constant threat on the left flank, beautiful crosses and one brilliant free kick.

1-1 v Everton (a) 6th January 2015
by Raedwulf

Did his fair share, but not unduly pressured and, by far, the least noticeable of the back four.

1-1 v Everton (a) 6th January 2015
by Staff Writer

A little quiet, yet quietly effective.

1-1 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 1st January 2015
by Staff Writer

He created Sakho's goal and was prevented from capping his day with the winning goal by the post - otherwise like Jenkinson, he provided little going forward.

1-2 v Arsenal (h) 28th December 2014
by Raedwulf

Coped pretty well defensively, linked pretty well when Downing or Song could find a pass, delivery into the box wasn't great though.

0-2 v Chelsea (a) 26th December 2014
by Raedwulf

Had a stern test today. Can't say that he passed with flying colours but, on the whole, passed.

2-0 v Leicester City (h) 20th December 2014
by Staff Writer

Like Jenkinson provided a real threat out wide. Got caught out of position once or twice but that's the flip side to employing attacking full backs.

1-1 v Sunderland (a) 13th December 2014
by Raedwulf

For me, still battling with Song for signing of the season, but this was a fairly average performance. Wasn't pressed too hard in defence, didn't make the best of his several chances to get forward.

1-1 v Sunderland (a) 13th December 2014
by Staff Writer

Like Jenkinson provided a real threat out wide. Got caught out of position once or twice but that's the flip side to employing attacking full backs.

3-1 v Swansea (h) 7th December 2014
by Raedwulf

Once again, I didn't feel he was tested to the same degree as Jenk's, so no glaring error, but much the same contribution going forwards.

3-1 v Swansea (h) 7th December 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Caught a bit out of position for their goal but another decent performance overall.

2-1 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 2nd December 2014
by Raedwulf

Quietly competent this time out, but didn't face the same level of threat as Jenks.

2-1 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 2nd December 2014
by Staff Writer

Saturday's hero had little opportunity to repeat his expliots against Newcastle but did well generally, making several inportant blocks and interceptions.

1-0 v Newcastle United (h) 29th November 2014
by Raedwulf

His first goal, the winning goal; a nice finish too; is enough to turn a tidy 6 into a 7.

1-0 v Newcastle United (h) 29th November 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Excellent run out defensively and whilst Kouyate's ďpassĒ might have been a tad fortunate, he can claim full credit for having the brains to continue the run when everyone else (including me) had given it up as a bad deal.

1-2 v Everton (a) 22nd November 2014
by Raedwulf

Nearly cost us several times with poor play, but stopped what might have become good Everton chances at others.

0-0 v Aston Villa (h) 8th November 2014
by Raedwulf

Dodgy game against Stoke last week, or so I thought from the the few highlights that I saw. Back to good form today, defending well, and creating chances going forward.

0-0 v Aston Villa (h) 8th November 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Better than last week Ė his crossing continues to cause problems to opposition defences.

2-1 v Manchester City (h) 25th October 2014
by Raedwulf

Another quality performance at left-back. It takes something to make me forget... whatsisname... but Cressie is doing it. George! That was his name! George!

2-1 v Manchester City (h) 25th October 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Stuck to a difficult task well and the cross for Sakho's goal proved that last week was no fluke.

3-1 v Burnley (a) 18th October 2014
by Raedwulf

Some great crosses today, and MotM just about. Too stretched by Boyd to really deserve a seven, though.

3-1 v Burnley (a) 18th October 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Isn't it nice to have a couple of full-backs you feel comfortable with. Superb cross for Sakho's goal.

2-0 v Queens Park Rangers (h) 5th October 2014
by Raedwulf

See Jenkinson!

2-0 v Queens Park Rangers (h) 5th October 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Like Jenkinson he made good use of the opportunity to get forward.

3-1 v Liverpool (h) 20th September 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Possibly might have got out a wee bit quicker to bock Sterling's shot but overall a good performance.

3-1 v Liverpool (h) 20th September 2014
by Raedwulf

Maybe a slightly generous 8 again, but completed a solid back line display and also dangerous going forwards, linking well with whoever was in front of him.

2-2 v Hull City (a) 15th September 2014
by Raedwulf

Oops! And you all know why. Did his duties well enough, other than that, but wasn't the attacking threat that he has been. And hopefully he'll think before attempting a throw in like that again!

1-3 v Southampton (h) 30th August 2014
by Raedwulf

Did his best on an all-round off-colour day.

1-3 v Southampton (h) 30th August 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Tried to get forward but got so little cover or help from Vaz Te his effectiveness either defensively or in attack was severely limited.

3-1 v Crystal Palace (a) 23rd August 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Another good run out. Looking very comfortable at thiis level so far (albeit against two average sides so far).

3-1 v Crystal Palace (a) 23rd August 2014
by Raedwulf

Almost a 7, on the basis of his forward endeavours but... Nah!

0-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 16th August 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Good in defence. Good going forward. Good cal by the sponsors for MOTM.

0-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 16th August 2014
by Trevor Twohig

A very promising debut. I may yet not regret McCartney's departure!

0-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 16th August 2014
by Raedwulf

A very promising debut. I may yet not regret McCartney's departure!

 

2013/14 Match Notes & Ratings

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2012/13 Match Notes & Ratings

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2011/12 Match Notes & Ratings

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2010/11 Match Notes & Ratings

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2009/10 Match Notes & Ratings

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2008/09 Match Notes & Ratings

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2007/08 Match Notes & Ratings

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2006/07 Match Notes & Ratings

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2005/06 Match Notes & Ratings

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2004/05 Match Notes & Ratings

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