Tottenham had fun. This Saturday evening, the Spurs crushed Leicester (6-2), during the eighth day of the Premier League. At the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Heung-Min Son had fun with a hat-trick scored in thirteen minutes (73rd, 84th, 86th), following goals from Harry Kane (8th), Eric Dier (21st) and Rodrigo Bentancur (47th). Opposite, the achievements of Youri Tielemans (6th) and James Maddison (41st) were not enough. In the standings, Antonio Conte’s men temporarily climb to second place, just behind Manchester City, while the Foxes remain dead last, with only one small unit out of 21 possible.
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His reaction to his first goal said it all. After finding the flaw, with a nice curling shot from the right foot in the top corner (73rd, 4-2), Heung-Min Son, instead of celebrating this little gem, preferred to close his eyes. Just to live this moment in a more interior way, after having experienced the first very complicated weeks, at the start of the season. Until this meeting, the South Korean had simply not scored a single goal, he was the co-top scorer (with Mohamed Salah) in the Premier League last year, with 23 goals.
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The hat-trick nearly escaped Son
Entering the hour mark, the striker did not stop there. And after his right foot, it was his left foot which came into action, for a new very fine goal (83rd, 5-2). As for his hat-trick, he almost did not intervene. First, it was Danny Ward who intervened in front of him (85th). Then, it was an offside that was reported against Spur, before finally the VAR decided otherwise (86th, 6-2). In addition to igniting his stadium, the striker also put his people in the shelter.
At the break, the score was even thanks to Harry Kane (8th, 1-1), then Eric Dier (21st, 2-1), who had plenty of time to take advantage of the enormous difficulties of the opposition on set pieces, to score with a header. Difficulties from which Davinson Sanchez could also have benefited, who also wanted to try a header, on a corner, before being penalized for a foul on the opposing goalkeeper (27th), and still not achieving his ends just before the break (43rd).
As for Rodrigo Bentancur, he made his qualities speak for themselves when recovering the ball. If he was able to launch Son on his first goal, the Uruguayan midfielder went to aggravate the mark, at the start of the second period, after a ball stolen from the feet of Wilfred Ndidi (47th, 3-2), before attempting a double, but without success (79th).
Sixth successive defeat for Leicester
The score clearly had something to be even heavier, as the Spurs flew over this second period. But the success was not on the side of Eric Dier (52nd) or even Dejan Kulusevski (56th). However, everything had started badly for the Spurs. If Hugo Lloris had stopped a penalty from Youri Tielemans, the French goalkeeper was not on his line when the Belgian international struck, who then did not miss his second attempt (6th, 0- 1). Lloris, who could not do anything on a magnificent goal from James Maddison (41st, 2-2), then knew how to respond present, as in front of Patson Daka (29th, 58th), Maddison (45th + 2, 90th + 4) as well as Tielemans (90th + 2).
Tottenham have won all of their matches this season in their lair, and this time the way was there, especially in the second act. As for Leicester, this nightmarish start to the year continues. With this sixth straight loss in the top flight, Brendan Rodgers’ days seem to be numbered.
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