Southampton claimed their fourth successive win in the Premier League by beating Leicester City 2-0 at St Mary's Stadium on Saturday.Shane Long came off the bench to score twice and help them keep up the pressure on league leaders Chelsea.
Despite the Irishman's heroics, it was Victor Wanyama who proved to be the driving force behind the Saints' success. The central midfielder was as strong as ever, demonstrating his ability to dominate proceedings in the middle of the park.
He ensured that Leicester struggled to build any attacks, while offering plenty of support for his own side when going forward.
Few can argue with Wanyama's ability to defend, and he did so brilliantly as the Saints recorded yet another clean sheet against Leicester. The Kenyan won a match-best seven tackles, while weighing in with three clearances.
He played one key pass, showing his class with a brilliant ball over the top for Long's second goal of the afternoon. Meanwhile, he managed one attempt at goal - this missed the target - and found success in all three of his dribbles.
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His passing also proved superb. Having made 64 attempts to find a team-mate, he recorded a 94% completion rate.
Long may have earned the plaudits for his cameo, but it was Wanyama who pulled the strings in central midfield for the entirety of the match.
The former Celtic man has been integral in Southampton's early season form, and it wouldn't be a huge surprise to see him targeted by a bigger club in January.