Son Heung-min’s New Year’s gift…12th league goal puts him ‘second in goals’

Son Heung-min (32, Tottenham Hotspur) gave fans a New Year’s gift with his 12th league goal.
English Premier League (EPL) Tottenham Hotspur captain Son Heung-min scored the winning goal to lead his team to a 3-1 victory over Bournemouth in the 20th round of the 2023-2024 EPL at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, on Monday (Jan. 1).
With the win, Tottenham maintained its fifth place in the league with 12 wins, three draws and five losses (39 points).

Bournemouth remained in 12th place with seven wins, four draws, and eight losses (25 points).
Son, who started on the left flank on the day, broke the deadlock in the 26th minute with his team leading 1-0, driving down the left side of the penalty area off a ball from teammate Giovani Rossello and beating one defender before firing a strong left-footed shot that rattled the right corner of the net.

Son’s goal proved to be the game-winner as Tottenham won 3-1.

It was his third consecutive offensive point, following a goal against Everton on Sept. 24 and an assist against Brighton on Sept. 29.
The goal was Son’s 12th in the league, tying him with Muhammad Salah (Liverpool) and Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth) for second in the EPL. 카지노사이트

He is two goals behind leader Elling Holland (Manchester City – 14) and has scored his 115th career EPL goal, which ranks 23rd all-time.



After the game, soccer stats site Sofascore gave Son Heung-min an 8.1 rating, the second highest on the team, while Hooscore.com gave him an 8.2 rating, the second highest on the team.
The match started at 11 p.m. KST on Dec. 31 and ended at 1 a.m. KST on Jan. 1, and Korean fans who watched the match were happy to see Son Heung-min’s “New Year’s gift” to the team.
After the game, Son Heung-min posted on his Instagram, “I finished the last game of 2023 happily thanks to you (fans).

Thank you for making 2023 a special and happy year.

I hope this happiness will continue to be with me and all of you in 2024.”
Son will leave Tottenham after the game to join the South Korean national soccer team.

Jürgen Klinsmann’s side will look to win their first title in 64 years at the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup (Jan. 12-Feb. 10), which kicks off this month.

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