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Tottenham 2:1 Watford - Son returns to form after disappointing Asian Cup

Feb 01,2019
Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur, left, celebrates after scoring a goal against Watford at Wembley Stadium in London on Wednesday. [REUTERS/YONHAP]
Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur didn’t disappoint fans twice, scoring a goal in his first match back from the 2019 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup on Wednesday.

Son scored his ninth league goal of the season during Spurs’ English Premier League (EPL) match against Watford FC at Wembley Stadium. Spurs won the match 2-1.

It was Watford that took the lead at the beginning of the match, with Craig Cathcart’s scoring in the 38th minute. Right when it seemed like Spurs was looking at a shutout loss, Son finally broke the silence by scoring an equalizer in the 80th minute. Continuing the momentum, Fernando Llorente added another in the 87th to allow Spurs to take a come-from-behind victory.

With the win, Spurs are now third in the EPL standing with 18 wins and six losses, totaling 54 points. For Son, this is his 13th goal of the season – nine from league matches and four from Cup matches.

Son’s goal is receiving even more spotlight both from Korean and European football fans as this was his first match after returning from the Asian Cup. As Korea suffered a disappointing 1-0 loss to Qatar during the quarterfinals match on Friday, Son returned to his English club earlier than expected.

BY KANG YOO-RIM [kang.yoorim@joongang.co.kr]


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