Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min has scored in his third consecutive match, serving to his membership to an important late-season victory whereas shifting inside a objective of the Premier League lead within the course of.
Son scored within the forty seventh minute in Tottenham’s 3-0 victory over Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Thursday (native time). The South Korean star additionally arrange a first-half penalty, transformed by Harry Kane, after Cedric Soares fouled him within the space.
Son now has a brand new career-high 21 targets within the Premier League, one behind Mohamed Salah of Liverpool within the race for the Golden Boot. Tottenham and Liverpool will every play two extra matches this season. Son, attempting to grow to be the primary South Korean to steer the Premier League in scoring, has netted 4 targets in his final three matches.
In all competitions, counting the League Cup and continental tournaments, Son has equaled his profession excessive with 22 targets. He additionally scored that many through the 2020-2021 season in 51 matches, in comparison with 43 matches thus far within the present marketing campaign.
With this North London Derby victory, Tottenham reached 65 factors, one again of Arsenal for fourth place — the final spot for Premier League golf equipment to qualify for the group stage in subsequent season’s UEFA Champions League.
“It’s all the time good to win however particularly this derby. It means loads,” Son advised Sky Sports activities. “We are able to shut the hole. This recreation actually, actually feels good.”
Tottenham will subsequent play Seventeenth-place Burnley on Sunday after which last-place Norwich Metropolis on Might 23 to shut out the season. Arsenal will tackle 14th-ranked Newcastle United on Tuesday and end the season towards Sixteenth-place Everton on Might 23.
Kane’s profitable penalty put Spurs on the board. Then Arsenal went down a person after 33 minutes for his second foul on Son, and Tottenham capitalized on the person benefit 4 minutes later when Kane’s header gave them a 2-0 lead.
Son made it a three-goal recreation about two minutes into the second half, as he pounced on a free ball after Kane had misplaced management within the sea of Arsenal defenders within the field.
Son was lifted within the 72nd minute for Steven Bergwijn, with the match all however determined towards the 10-man opposition.
Son appeared upset when his supervisor Antonio Conte pulled him and defined after the match that he wished to remain within the recreation.
“Clearly, I need to play all the time, however what can I say? I’ve to simply accept (Conte’s determination),” Son mentioned. “I’m not offended, simply upset. I’ve to maneuver on. We’ve an vital recreation (on Sunday) so I have to be prepared, get better properly and be recent once more.”