Son Heung-min pounced to steal a 1-0 win for lacklustre Tottenham on Monday, linking up with Harry Kane yet again as Jose Mourinho’s side climbed to fifth in the Premier League table.
The early weeks of the season have seen a string of unusual results and an off-colour Spurs looked likely to leave Turf Moor frustrated.
But South Korea forward Son scored his eighth league goal of the season in the 76th minute, heading in from close range after a headed pass from Kane.
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Tottenham hammered Manchester United 6-1 at Old Trafford earlier this month and turned on the style as they charged into an early 3-0 lead against West Ham in their following game.
But they were pegged back by the Hammers in the closing minutes of that match and were forced to settle for a 3-3 draw.
Their attacking momentum vanished at Turf Moor, where they struggled to make an impression against Sean Dyche’s side, who remain without a win this season.
That was until Kane and Son combined for the latter’s eighth goal of the season and the former’s eighth assist to claim the win.
BRIGHTON 1-1 WEST BROM
Karlan Grant scored his first goal for West Brom as they came from behind to claim their first away point of the Premier League season in a 1-1 draw at Brighton on Monday.
An unfortunate own goal from West Brom’s Jake Livermore gave Graham Potter’s side a first-half lead but the Seagulls were unable to hold out for the win.