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‘Form of his life’ – Tottenham fans laud Heung-min Son after Bournemouth brace

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‘Form of his life’ – Tottenham fans laud Heung-min Son after Bournemouth brace

Heung-min Son stepped up in Harry Kane’s absence to win Spurs three points.

Heung-min Son proved Tottenham’s hero on Sunday afternoon, scoring twice in the club’s 4-1 comeback victory over Premier League counterparts Bournemouth.

With Harry Kane ruled out of contention through injury after just 30 minutes, it was his South Korean teammate who stepped up – just like he did in his prolonged absence last term – to pull Spurs through the tie.

Striking twice at the Vitality Stadium to take his more recent tally to seven goals in four games, the 25-year-old ensured the points would be Spurs’ as he took on a central role, both positionally and metaphorically.

After going a goal behind to a well-taken Junior Stanislas strike, Dele Alli had pulled the visitors level, setting the stage for Son to continue his fine run of form before Serge Aurier added a late fourth.

Son’s first was a volley fired into the ground and looped over an outstretched Asmir Begovic, while his second – reminiscent of his strike against Huddersfield – saw him round the Bournemouth keeper before finishing into an empty net.

In total, the 25-year-old fashioned six attempts at Begovic’s goal, four of which were on target. He also completed a joint-best three dribbles and contributed defensively with two tackles and two interceptions.

Following his match-winning performance, Tottenham fans took to Twitter to praise Son and his undoubted importance to Pochettino’s special Tottenham side:

Tottenham may now face a spell with Harry Kane on the sidelines, and with a top-four finish and FA Cup spot still to fight for, Son will relish yet another chance to step up as the club’s main man.

His brace against the Cherries represented a rare commodity this season, being only his second and third away goals of the campaign, and he will need to improve this record if he is to steer the Lilywhites through the run-in.

Nonetheless, his contribution means Spurs are now unbeaten in their last 12 Premier League games – only once before have they been on a longer run without defeat in the competition.

The former Bayer Leverkusen winger, who was almost sold by the club in the summer, continues to repay the faith that manager Mauricio Pochettino has shown in him.

Chris is the founder of The Boot Room. He is a Swindon Town supporter, having lived in Wiltshire for most of his years. His work has also featured on Squawka, Bleacher Report and Eurosport.

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