Heung-Min Son (31, Tottenham Hotspur), who was excluded from the starting list this season as his scorer slowed down, scored his 5th goal in the league four minutes after he was substituted.
Son Heung-min scored the team’s second goal in the 27th minute of the second half in the home game against West Ham United in the 24th round of the 2022-2023 English Professional Football Premier League (EPL) held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 20th (Korean time). Tottenham beat West Ham 2-0.
Tottenham, who finished the first half 0-0, scored the opening goal in the 11th minute of the second half thanks to the performance of the two wingbacks. Pierre-Emile Hoivier delivered a penetrating pass from the rear, and Ben Davies connected it to the rushing Emerson Royal, and Emerson finished it calmly.
In the 23rd minute of the second half, with Tottenham leading 1-0, Son Heung-min stepped on the ground in place of Hischarlisson. In the 27th minute of the second half, when Harry Kane competed with a West Ham defender and quickly stabbed the ball, Son Heung-min hit once and went in, then fired a right-footed shot into the goal. ‘Best friend’ Kane’s exquisite penetrating pass and Son Heung-min’s smooth touch followed by a one-beat fast shot were the moment to shine. It was also a scene where Son Heung-min and Kane’s wonderful teamwork revived after a long time.
Son Heung-min and Kane increased the record for the most joint goals in EPL history to 45 goals. In all official matches, 52 goals were combined.
It is the first time Son Heung-min has tasted a goal in six league games since scoring against Crystal Palace on the 5th of last month (4-0 win). It is also an offensive point that he won in three games after helping against Fulham FC 온라인바카라(1-0 win) on the 24th of last month. This season, Son Heung-min has 5 goals and 3 assists in the league. He has a record of 9 goals and 3 assists, including 2 goals in the European Football Association (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) and 2 goals in the English Football Association (FA) Cup.
In addition, with this score, Son Heung-min scored 98 goals in his EPL career, leaving only 2 goals in the record of the first Asian player to record 100 EPL goals. His 98
This match was Son Heung-min’s second match as a substitute this season. Coincidentally, Son Heung-min managed to score in both matches. On September 18 last year, in the match against Leicester City (6-2 win), where he first appeared as a substitute, he scored 3 goals in 13 minutes between the 28th and 41st minutes of the second half and scored a hat-trick.
Tottenham, who took 3 points, surpassed Newcastle United (41 points, 10 wins, 11 draws, 2 losses) with 42 points (13 wins, 3 draws, 8 losses) by 1 point and rose to 4th place in the league, the final line for advancing to the UCL. However, Newcastle has played one less game than Tottenham.
After the match, WhoScored.com, a soccer statistics site, gave the team the highest rating of 7.2 among the team’s attackers. Local media Football London gave Son Heung-min a rating of 8. Football London said of Son Heung-min, “I rebounded with a goal after being named on the bench list,” and “I saw Kane’s pass and ran and shot with a great touch.”
Head coach Christian Stellini, who took the helm in place of coach Antonio Conte, who is recovering from cholecystitis surgery, said, “With space, Son Heung-min becomes a great player. I am trying to use Son Heung-min in this way.”
Son Heung-min was also selected as the best player of the match (Man Of The Match, MOM) by the EPL secretariat by fan vote. In a vote involving 13,746 people, Son Heung-min won 55.2% of the votes, beating midfielders Pierre-Emile Hoivier (24.9%). It is the second time this season that Son Heung-min has been selected as MOM since the match against Leicester City where he scored a hat-trick.