West Ham’s Alex Song was the best tackler in the Premier League last weekend

Collins, Song, Jenkinson

The midfielder played a big role in his side's 2-2 draw with Manchester City.

West Ham United midfielder Alex Song was back to his to his best for West Ham United in their 2-2 draw with Manchester City on Saturday.

The midfielder played a key role in his team's impressive performance against Manuel Pellegrini’s side, as he helped to contain the likes of David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne in the centre of the park.

That defensive role proved key as well, with his all round impressive defensive display allowing the attacking stars, Dimitri Payet in particular, to flourish and make their mark on the game.

And it transpires he was better than any other player in the Premier League in one key department across this weekend’s games.

  TeamMatchWon Tackle
Alexandre Song West Ham West Ham vs Man City 7
Valon Behrami Watford Watford vs Newcastle 6
Robbie Brady Norwich Norwich vs Liverpool 6
Mousa Dembélé Tottenham C. Palace vs Tottenham 6

The former Arsenal man managed to win more tackles than anyone else, with a tally of seven seeing him top the charts.

That saw him claim a narrow victory though, as he managed to beat Valon Behrami, Robbie Brady and Mousa Dembele by just one, with that trio all posting six won tackles each in their games.

A victory nonetheless for Song however, who’s defensive nous could play a big part in West Ham’s chances of making the top four in the second half of the campaign.

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