Son Heung-min leads Tottenham with seventh goal and first assist

Thorne, Maddison goals against Fulham keep Spurs unbeaten in opening nine games
Son ranks second in EPL scoring behind Holland with nine goals, earns third ‘MOM‘ in fourth and seventh rounds
Madison “Son Heung-min is world class”

Tottenham captain Son Heung-min

Right, plays darts with teammate James Maddison after scoring an assist on the

latter’s goal in the ninth minute of the 2023-24 English Premier League home match

against Fulham on Thursday. Tottenham vice-captain Maddison is an avid darts player. Tottenham won 2-0.

Son Heung-min (Tottenham) led his team’s unbeaten run with two attacking points.

Son started Tottenham’s first game of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL)

season against Fulham on Thursday, scoring a goal and adding an assist in a 2-0 win.

It was Son’s seventh goal in the league this season, tying him with Muhammad Salah

(Liverpool) for second on the list. They are two goals behind the top scorer, Elling

Holland (Manchester City – 9). Heung-min scored 23 goals in the 2021-2022 season,

when he and Salah were joint top scorers, and is scoring at nearly twice the pace.

Heung-min became the first Asian player to lead the EPL in goals in the 2021-2022 season, scoring four goals by the ninth round.

Playing up front against Fulham, Son opened the scoring in the 36th minute with a

right-footed curling shot from the center of the box just outside the penalty area. Nine

minutes into the second half, he assisted on James Maddison’s goal to make it 2-0. It

was Son’s first assist of the season. “The pass was really good,” said Maddison, who

scored his third goal of the season off an assist from Son Heung-min. Heung-min is

world class.” Son and Maddison were substituted in the 37th minute of the second half.


Was named Man of the Match (MOM), the best player of the match. This is his third

MOM of the season, following his performances in Rounds 4 and 7. Soccer stats

specialists Sofascore and gave Son an 8.9 rating. It was the highest for

any player on either team. After the game, Son said, “The whole team is going in a good

direction. But it’s not perfect. We shouldn’t be complacent,” he said. “We still have a lot

of games left, so we need to prepare for the next one.” The EPL plays 38 games in a season.

With the three-game winning streak, Spurs have gone nine games unbeaten since the

start of the season. With seven wins and two draws (23 points), Spurs moved into first

place, ahead of defending champion Manchester City (7 wins, 2 draws, 21 points).

“There have been a total of eight times in EPL history that a team has recorded 23 or

more points after the opening nine games, and four of those teams have gone on to

win the league title,” said the BBC. The last time Tottenham won the top flight of English

professional soccer was in 1961, prior to the EPL’s inception (1992). Spurs’ best finish

since the inception of the EPL was second place in the 2016-2017 season.

Tottenham manager Anze Postecoglou

Made EPL history with the win. He became the first manager to win his first nine EPL

games. The previous record was 22 points by Gus Hiddink, who managed Chelsea from

2008-2009, and Mike Walker, who managed Norwich City (now in the second division)

from 1992-1993. “The second half was really disappointing, probably the worst 45

minutes we’ve played in a while,” Postecoglou said, despite his team’s third straight win and move to the top of the league. 슬롯사이트

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