'Stunning': BBC pundit wowed by £12m Tottenham man early in second half today
Tottenham Hotspur ran out 6-2 winners over Leicester City in Saturday’s Premier League encounter in north London.
And though Hugo Lloris conceded twice, he delivered an outstanding display overall.
The Spurs goalkeeper and captain kept out Youri Tielemans’ initial penalty, but he’d moved just off his line beforehand.
It was therefore retaken and the Leicester midfielder was successful at the second attempt.
Lloris also couldn’t do much to keep out James Maddison’s superb looping first-time effort.
Just before the hour mark, the £12million star kept out a seemingly goal-bound effort from Patson Daka.
Maddison whipped in a cross for the Zambia international to head goalwards, but Lloris got an arm out to palm away.
Leicester were threatening to get back in the game, so it was a crucial save from which Spurs never looked back.
Stunning save from Hugo Lloris,” BBC Sport pundit Matthew Upson said on Radio 5 Live (17/9, 18:48).
“But what a ball from James Maddison.
“Maddison has been in good form in this game, looked a real threat and showed both quality and creativity.”
Lloris made several saves later on in the match, enabling Tottenham to run rampant at the other end.
And Son reaped the benefits as he came off the bench just before the hour and scored a superb hat-trick.
His first came on 73 minutes as he drove forward after Leicester gave the ball away and rifled into the top corner.
Six minutes from time, the 30-year-old lashed a left-footed effort home – again, into the top corner.
And in the 86th minute, Son got his third, sliding the ball under Danny Ward, though he had to wait for a VAR check.