Son: ‘I feel really happy’
Heung-min Son was very pleased after scoring two important goals in the 3-1 win over West Ham in the Premier League.
Son Heung-min and Harry Kane turned on the derby style in a 3-1 win over West Ham as Tottenham jumped to fifth place in the Premier League.
The pair created the chaos that resulted in an early Kurt Zouma own goal, before teaming up again when Kane’s pass teed up Son to put the hosts two ahead.
Said Benrahma hauled West Ham back in the game, but David Moyes’ men could not find a leveller and Son finished them off in the 88th minute.
A fourth win in five Premier League games means Tottenham are now ahead of the Hammers and Manchester United, albeit three points adrift of great rivals Arsenal in fourth.
In Kane and Son, Spurs have two of the best, and they could yet carry Antonio Conte’s team into the Champions League.
Tottenham snatched a ninth-minute lead when Zouma turned the ball past Lukasz Fabianski after Kane tried to pick out Son, who should have made it 2-0 soon after only to fizz wide.
Son made no such mistake at the next time of asking, finding the back of the net after a delicious throughball from Kane, the striker’s fierce left-footed shot taking a telling deflection off Zouma on its way in.
Benrahma volleyed West Ham back into it in the 35th minute after Craig Dawson headed on Aaron Cresswell’s corner from the left.
Fabianski did well to smother a Kane shot early in the second half, before Dejan Kulusevski whipped a strike too high as Tottenham kept pushing for a third, and it came when Kane and Son inevitably combined again.
Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris booted the ball long for Kane to flick on for Son, who ran beyond the West Ham defence and rammed gleefully past Fabianski.
Zouma (9′ [OG]), Son (24′, 88′), Benrahma (35′)