Danny Murphy explains what Ryan Mason should do after Sunderland performance

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Danny Murphy was impressed with Ryan Mason's display against Sunderland.

Pundit Danny Murphy has told Match of the Day 2 that he wants to see Tottenham's Ryan Mason continue to break forward after his goal against Sunderland.

Spurs clinched their first win of the season on Sunday, beating Sunderland 1-0 at the Stadium of Light in a closely-fought encounter.

Ryan Mason bagged the winning goal with just eight minutes to play, finishing off a sweeping move which had involved a threaded pass from Erik Lamela.

Mason's performance was one of the main highlights from Spurs' narrow victory, with the England international providing drive and energy in the Tottenham midfield.

It was Mason's best performance of the season so far, and that didn't go unnoticed by former Spurs midfielder Danny Murphy.

The BBC pundit spoke about Mason's display on Match of the Day 2, and says that he wants to see Mason continue to push forward from midfield and look to latch on to through balls and - hopefully - score more goals, as Murphy believes few midfielders are capable of doing that right now.

"I want to see this more from [Mason], because he's a talented player and he's well capable of this," said Murphy. "A real good midfielder has got to follow the ball, don't stop and admire the pass - and we want to see this more from him, we don't see this from midfielders anymore," he added.

With Eric Dier offering defensive support for the Spurs back four, Mason has more of a licence to go forward and get involved in the final third, which he did to devastating effect against Sunderland.

Mason must now continue what he did against Sunderland, and look to break forward in support of the attackers, bringing a new dimension to the Spurs midfield.

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