Ryan Mason: More in 44 minutes than the rest of his Tottenham teammates

Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason won more tackles than any other Spurs player despite being withdrawn early.

Midfielder Ryan Mason was injured in Tottenham's 2-1 win over Burnley, but his impact in the first half alone was easy to see.

Mason won more tackles for Spurs in his 44 minutes on the pitch that any other player wearing a Tottenham shirt managed the entire game.

  MatchWon TacklesMins Played
Ryan Mason Tottenham vs Burnley 4 44
Jan Vertonghen Tottenham vs Burnley 3 90
Kyle Walker Tottenham vs Burnley 3 90
Erik Lamela Tottenham vs Burnley 2 90
Nacer Chadli Tottenham vs Burnley 1 90
Ben Davies Tottenham vs Burnley 1 90
Federico Fazio Tottenham vs Burnley 1 90
Benjamin Stambouli Tottenham vs Burnley 1 46

Perhaps the biggest surprise was Benjamin Stambouli winning just the one tackle, for this has been an area in which he has excelled in recent came appearances from the bench.

He may get more opportunities thanks to Mason's ankle injury, but the 23-year-old is confident of a swift return to action.

The Evening Standard report he is an 'outside chance' to feature in the Boxing Day match with Leicester, although could decide to play safe and leave him on the bench.

He has been an integral part of the Spurs side in recent weeks which have re-established themselves as contenders since the international break, and are level on points with rivals Arsenal.

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