Nine duels won; six ball recoveries: Victor Wanyama shines for Southampton

Victor Wanyama: By The Numbers:  : 20160508

The Southampton midfielder was highly impressive in the win over Tottenham Hotspur.

Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama was in fine form as his side beat Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.

The Saints were impressive at White Hart Lane as they battled back from a goal down to win 2-1, courtesy of a double from Steven Davis.

The three points move them about West Ham United in the table and gave their hopes of finishing in a European place a serious boost.

Key to the win was the manner in which Southampton shut down Spurs' attacking options with Harry Kane in particular quiet throughout.

Wanyama was vital to that as he put in yet another top performance for Ronald Koeman’s side.

As the table provided by Opta shows, he was heavily involved throughout the game.

  MatchAccurate PassPassing AccuracyWon TackleInterception WonDuel WonBall RecoveryTouches
Victor Wanyama Tottenham vs Southampton 24 83% 6 3 9 6 46

In total Wanyama managed 46 touches in total, with just one of those proving to be unsuccessful.

His passing was on form, as he managed 24 accurate passes in total, the most in his team, and enjoyed an overall pass success of 83%.

It was in defence where he truly shone though, winning six tackles, three interceptions and a mammoth nine defensive duels in total.

He was also impressive in his number of ball recoveries, posting six of those, the joint second highest for Southampton in the game.

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