‘Monster’ Holland stopped… Son Heung-min’s ‘9th goal + assist’ rescues Tottenham


Tottenham Hotspur snapped a three-game losing streak in English professional soccer, led by a goal and an assist from “Captain” Son Heung-min.

Tottenham held defending champions Manchester City to a hard-fought 3-3 draw in the 14th round of the 2023-24 English Premier League (EPL) at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, on Thursday (Aug. 4).

The win snapped a three-game losing streak for Tottenham. They moved up to fifth place with 27 points. Man City (30 points) remained in third place after going winless in their last three games. Tottenham ace Son Heung-min had a hand in all three of his team’s goals, winning the EPL’s top goalscorer battle with City’s “monster striker” Elling Holland. Holland was held without a goal on the night. Son was the league’s top scorer in 2021-22, while Holland was the league’s top scorer last season, 2022-23.

Son Heung-min, who started up front as the top striker, got his first taste of goal in the sixth minute. Picking up a pass from behind on a counterattack, Son dribbled past City’s Jeremy Dockoo and drove down the right side of the opposition penalty box before unleashing a powerful right-footed shot that rattled the net. Ninth goal of the season. With his first goal in four games since Oct. 28 against Crystal Palace, he is third in EPL scoring behind Holland with 13 and Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) with 10. Heung-min continued to be the ‘Man City killer’. The goal gave Son his eighth goal against City in 18 games. 토토사이트

Down 1-2 in the 24th minute, he assisted teammate Giovani Rosselso’s equalizer. On the counterattack, Son played a pass to Rosselló on the right. Rosselso tied the game with a sharp left-footed shot from the front of the penalty box. With the score at 2-3, Son set up a dramatic equalizer in the 45th minute when he fed Brennan Johnson. Johnson’s cross from the left was headed in by Dejan Kluczewski to tie the game at 3-3. Son Heung-min had to settle for an own goal in the eighth minute of the first half to give his team a 1-0 lead.

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