Son Nets Brace As Tottenham Ease UCL Heartache

Tottenham Hotspur bounced back after their Champions League heartbreak in midweek with Son Heung-min hitting a brace in a 4-1 victory.


Bournemouth were quick out of the blocks against an understandably fatigued Spurs side and Junior Stanislas and Lys Mousset orchestrated a perfect counter attack, only for the former to hit the crossbar when one-on-one with Hugo Lloris.


The former West Ham United academy graduate was quick to make amends however, just three minutes later he was in position at the back post to chest down a cross and fire the ball into the bottom right hand corner of the net.


Spurs were all over the place as the hosts ran through them at ease, and matters worsened for the North London club midway through the first half when Harry Kane was forced off through injury following a collision with Asmir Begovic.


Early indications suggest it’s an ankle injury, with Mauricio Pochettino confirming to Sky Sports at halftime that it appeared as though Kane had suffered a repeat of the problem which kept him out for 10 matches at the beginning of the 2016/17 campaign.


Kane’s departure appeared to spark the visitors into life with Dele Alli on hand to equalise almost immediately as he smartly converted a low cross at the back post.


Eddie Howe’s team attempted to hold onto their solitary point, however they were put under significant pressure and lasted only until the 61st minute before Son put the visitors in front.


The South Korea is the epitome of a man in form at the present and it came as little surprise when he acrobatically converted a cross at the back post to give Spurs the lead.


With just three minutes left to play, the Cherries pushed forward in search of the equalising goal, however a poorly taken short free-kick just inside the Tottenham half proved costly.


The ball was then played into the former Hamburg star in space and he finished the match as a contest like an ice-hockey forward leaving a prone goaltender defenceless with a perfect deke as he rounded Begovic and placed the ball into the net.


Serge Aurier scored a header from an acute angle shortly after the restart to give the score-line a rather more lopsided feel, more importantly for Pochettino the result leaves his team in third place, a total of five points clear of Chelsea down in fifth.

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