A staggering Ryan Mason statistic from his match-winning performance

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A delve into the statistics of Ryan Mason's game turning cameo.

Ryan Mason may have been disappointed not to start the game against Nottingham Forest, but he will have been delighted with the end result.

The attacking midfielder came off the bench to positively impact the game, helping Spurs turn around a 1-0 deficit to win 3-1.

He was integral in that, rifling home a stunning goal from 25 yards out, to lift the White Hart Lane crowd and the rest of his teammates.

A look at the game's statistics shows just how influential he was, making five key passes in 30 minutes.

That's impressive, but let's place it in further context to examine just how so.

In any Premier League game this season, no Spurs player has created more than four goalscoring opportunities in 90 minutes:

  MatchMatchdayPosKey PassesMins
Emmanuel Adebayor Spurs vs QPR 02 FW 4 80
Christian Eriksen Sunderland vs Spurs 04 MF 3 86
Erik Lamela Sunderland vs Spurs 04 MF 3 90
Erik Lamela Spurs vs QPR 02 MF 3 90
Andros Townsend West Ham vs Spurs 01 MF 3 29

A little context should of course be applied in that Nottingham Forest are a Championship team, yet sitting unbeaten at the top of it, they could very easily be in the Premier League next year.

Given he was on the pitch for such a short period of time, and managed to score a crucial goal, Mason's performance was outstanding, completing 88 per cent of his passes.

Ben Davies made the closest number of key passes to Mason, making three in 90 minutes last night.

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