Son Heung-min was named Man of the Match (MOM) against Fulham after a stellar performance with one goal and one assist.
Tottenham Hotspur defeated Fulham 2-0 in the ninth round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, at 4:00 a.m. ET on Thursday.
The win was Tottenham’s third in a row and keeps them at the top of the table with seven wins and two draws (23 points).
Son Heung-min was the surprise starter.
Tottenham lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Son up front, followed by Heung-min, James Maddison, and Dejan Kuluczewski in the second line.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Pape Sarr formed the midfield, with Destiny Udoji, Micky van der Penne, Christian Romero, and Pedro Foro forming the back four. Guglielmo Vicario was in goal.
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Tottenham gained possession and aimed for the Fulham goal from high up the pitch. Fulham dropped their line and tried to find space in the back.
The solution was Son Heung-min. In the 36th minute, with the score tied at 0-0, Van der Penn intercepted the ball in a high position and passed it to Heung-min.
Son Heung-min took the ball inside the penalty box, beat two men, and rattled the net with a calm curling shot.
It was Son’s seventh goal in the PL.
Heung-min had already been on a hot streak in September, scoring six goals in the month alone.
His goal against Fulham took his tally to seven and moved him into second place on the list behind Elling Holland (nine for Manchester City).
Son didn’t stop there. He also provided an assist for Maddison.
In the ninth minute of the second half, a pass in the Fulham half was intercepted by Hojbjerg.
Hojbjerg passed to Son Heung-min, who immediately passed to Madison. Madison saw the keeper out and calmly finished into the corner of the net.
It was Son’s first PL assist of the 2023-24 season.
Earlier in the day, Maddison had provided two assists for Son, but this time it was the other way around.
The ‘MediSON’ combination helped Tottenham extend their lead to 2-0.
The match ended with a 2-0 victory for Tottenham, and the PL Secretariat’s MOM was announced, with Son Heung-min earning one goal and one assist. Son received 59.0% of the votes, followed by Maddison with 30.4%, Romero with 4.6%, Foro with 3.6%, and van der Penn with 1.2%.
Son played the final 36 minutes of the game, completing 83% of his passes (20/24), four key passes, three shots (two on target), three dribbles (four attempts), two passes into the attacking third, one tackle (one attempt), five recoveries, and four ground battles (nine attempts).