Son Heung-Min, Harry Kane To The Rescue For Lacklustre Tottenham


Son Heung-min pounced to steal a 1-0 win for lacklustre Tottenham on Monday, linking up with Harry Kane yet again as Jose Mourinho’s side climbed to fifth in the Premier League table. The entire traditional “big six” clubs have dropped unlikely points in the early weeks of the season and Spurs looked set to leave Turf Moor frustrated. But South Korea forward Son scored his eighth league goal of the season in the 76th minute, heading in from near range after a headed pass from Kane.

Spurs now have 11 points from six games, just two points at the back of leaders Everton after their third win of the season.

Mourinho hailed his attacking stars, who have now combined for 29 Premier League goals — only Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard have managed more, with 36.

“They play together for a very long time, probably a different way because Harry isn’t all the time a nine now.

“What pleases me more approximately them both is that they’re two top players but near friends, no jealousy, they both play for the team.”


The hard-earned three points will be a immense relief to Mourinho, whose side gave the look of world beaters earlier this month when they hammered Manchester United 6-1 before blowing a 3-0 lead against West Ham.

Tottenham’s attacking momentum vanished at Turf Moor, where they struggled to make an impression against Sean Dyche’s side, who remain in the relegation zone, without a win this season.

Kane was once in a position to receive at the back of Burnley’s defence in the early minutes following a Toby Alderweireld ball excessive but the England striker’s first touch took him too wide and his shot sailed harmlessly over.

There was once a lengthy stoppage as Alderweireld needed remedy on a bloody correct eyebrow after being caught inadvertently by Ashley Barnes’ flailing arm. The Belgian had his head bandaged before play continued.

Somewhat against the run of play, Burnley had the ball behind the net when Barnes seemingly sprang the offside trap and buried the ball past Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris but the flag went up.

It was once not until the 38th minute that the game had its first shot not off course, Ashley Westwood bringing a low save out of Lloris after Josh Brownhill had stolen the ball off Tanguy Ndombele on the edge of the area.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson then cut in from the correct and forced Lloris into action once more as the home side ended the half on top.

Tottenham again struggled to find their rhythm in the early stages of the second one half, with Burnley coming near to taking the lead.

James Tarkowski put a header wide from near range before Mourinho threw on Erik Lamela to replace Lucas Moura in the 57th minute, with Gareth Bale still waiting for his first Premier League start in seven years.


The match sparked into life late on, when Kane cleared another header from Tarkowski off the line.

Son failed to make the most of a lucid chance before Kane flicked on a corner to the South Korean, who dived headlong to break the impasse and seal the win.

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