Tottenham's Danny Rose and West Ham's James Collins the Premier League’s best in key area on Saturday

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Danny Rose and James Collins had superb games at the weekend.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose and West Ham United centre-back James Collins topped the Premier League charts for the number of tackles won this past weekend.

The Hammers continued their stunning away form with another victory on the road, beating fellow Londoners Crystal Palace 3-1 at Selhurst Park.

Despite the hosts playing more than 45 minutes with ten men, they still posed a threat going forward with the likes of Yannick Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha specialists in direct attacking football.

However, West Ham stood firm at the back and James Collins made a habit of stopping the hosts in their tracks with a number of key challenges and interceptions.

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James Collins West Ham 5 90
Danny Rose Tottenham 5 90

As per the table provided by Opta Stats, the Welsh defender posted a total of five tackles – a figure not beaten by any other Premier League defender over the course of the weekend.

Joining him at the top, though, was Tottenham’s returning fullback Danny Rose.

The England star has had to endure a difficult spell at White Hart Lane as injuries have allowed fellow teammate Ben Davies to come in and retain the left-back spot in his absence.

However, on only his second Premier League start of the season, Rose was instrumental in keeping out a buoyant Liverpool side playing their first match under new coach Jurgen Klopp.

The 25-year-old put in five tackles, jont-top with West Ham’s Collins but more than any other fullback over the weekend – giving boss Mauricio Pochettino a potential selection headache.

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