Son Heung-min snaps dry spell, gives Tottenham a win

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Son Heung-min snaps dry spell, gives Tottenham a win

Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min has ended his seven-match goal-less drought, scoring for the first time in 2020.


Son Heung-min

Son headed in the 79th-minute winner in the Spurs’ 2-1 victory over Norwich City in the Premier League contest at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Wednesday. It was Son’s first score since the jaw-dropping wonder goal against Burnley in the Premier League on Dec. 7. He had gone scoreless in his past four Premier League matches, one UEFA Champions League match and two FA Cup matches.

Son now has 11 goals in 28 appearances in all competitions this season, 10 shy of matching his career high set in the 2016-2017 season.

Dele Alli gave Tottenham a lead in the 38th, but last-place Norwich evened the score with Teemu Pukki’s penalty in the 70th.

Norwich kept pushing for a surprise win, but against the run of play, Son headed one home from point-blank range.

Alli’s shot bounced off Norwich player Christoph Zimmermann and floated over goalkeeper Tim Krul. The ball came into Son’s path, and he nudged the ball into the net.

The victory snapped Tottenham’s Premier League win-less skid at four (two draws and two losses) and moved the club up to sixth place on 34 points. They’re six points behind fourth-place Chelsea.

Son said afterward it was “a very hard game,” but he and the Spurs will take their win any way they can.

“It was very important for us to get three points [and] to get our confidence back,” Son said in an interview with Spurs TV. “[The drought] was very tough for me. I tried to be calm and work for the team,” Son said. “I needed to score a goal like this to get my confidence back.”

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