Tottenham Hotspur won a 4-1 home game against Newcastle United in round 16 of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday (Korea time). It also ended its five-game league win without a win (one draw and four losses).
Son Heung-min started as a left-side striker and scored one goal and two assists while playing 91 minutes, leading his team to a winless escape.
Tottenham scored the opening goal with Son’s assist. At the 26th minute of the first half, he dribbled past Kieran Trippier from the left and sent a low cross from the left side of the Newcastle penalty box to the door. Destiny Udogi, the Tottenham defender who penetrated the game, pushed in with his left foot to give the team a 1-0 lead. Son’s third assist in the league.
Son Heung-min’s left foot was on fire once again. In the 38th minute of the first half, it was passed to Son that Trippier kicked a long pass from the right, and when Son once again passed Trippier from the left and gave Tottenham a left-footed cutback pass, Hishalisson finished with his left foot to give Tottenham a 2-0 lead. It was Son Heung-min who helped League 3 and 4 in the first half.
Hisalisson’s multi-goal goal gave Tottenham a win in the second half. In the 15th minute of the second half, it was only a hint that his left foot was in control of Pedro Porro’s cross from behind on the right at Newcastle’s door. However, the touch rather caused confusion to opposing goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, and Hishalisson took advantage of the gap to put a left-footed shot between the goalkeeper’s legs to make it 3-0. 슬롯머신
Tottenham won a penalty kick when Son Heung-min tripped over goalkeeper Dubravka in the Newcastle box. In the 40th minute of the second half, he played as a kicker himself and put his right foot in the lower left corner to make it 4-0. His 10th goal in the league was his 10th goal in the league, scoring double-digit points in the EPL for the eighth consecutive season. Newcastle Jolington scored a comeback in the 1st minute of second-half extra time when Son Heung-min was replaced, but Tottenham defended the lead and broke the league winless for five games and gained three sweet points.
Tottenham manager Enzi Postecoglou, who was interviewed by Sky Sports after the match, was the first to praise Son.
“The players put in a lot of effort and he was the best. He gave the goal to other teammates,” Son said in a rave review.
“Tottenham is much better, and Christian Romero’s return was also helpful. I will continue to cheer up and fight in the relentless EPL,” he said.