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Son Scores Four As Spurs thrash Southampton

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Son Heung-Min scored four goals as a rampant Tottenham Hotspur thrashed Southampton to earn their first league win of the new campaign. Captain Harry Kane added the fifth goal after assisting Son in all his four goals.

Danny Ings of Southampton scored the first and last goals in an entertaining game dominated by the counter attacks of Spurs who looked much improved from their disappointing defeat against Everton in the opening game.


Jose Mourinho’s side smelled another defeat when Danny Ings’ fine finish from a tight angle had given Southampton a first-half lead. But the North London side took control as Son and Kane combined for four goals in the span of a blistering 30 minutes.

Son’s first goal came on the stroke of half time when he raced on to Kane’s pass before driving across Alex McCarthy and into the back of the net.

The pair opened up Southampton again as Spurs took the lead soon after the restart, Kane sending Son through one-on-one and the forward made no mistake.

The hosts struggled to deal with Son’s superbly-timed runs behind the defence and he duly got his third, racing on to Kane’s clipped pass before slotting in.

Kane then provided his fourth assist of the day with a brilliant cross for Son, who coolly chipped McCarthy, before Kane got in on the scoring himself when he stabbed in from close range after Erik Lamela’s shot had been pushed on to the post.

Ings converted a penalty in stoppage time but it was scant consolation as Southampton slumped to their third consecutive defeat in all competitions.

Harry Kane is the first player to be directly involved in 5 goals in one PL game (1 goal, 4 assists) since Mo Salah v Watford in March 2018 (4 goals, 1 assist). It’s the second time Kane has done so (also May 2017 v Leicester)

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