Son started at an away match against Manchester City in the 14th round of the 2023-2024 Premier League held at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, the U.K. on Monday (Korea time). Son scored one goal and one assist, contributing to the 3-3 draw.
With this record, Son Heung-min accumulated 112 goals and 54 assists in the Premier League wearing a Tottenham uniform. 토토사이트
Sports media The Athletic said, “Son Heung-min scored his 50th Premier League goal as a member of Tottenham Hotspur FC. He became the seventh player in the Premier League to score at least 50 home goals, 50 away goals and 50 assists. He is the first ever player in Tottenham history.”
Son scored the first goal just six minutes into the first half. Tottenham suffered from Manchester City’s wave of attacks from the start. However, after blocking Manchester City’s attack at the 6th minute of the first half, Tottenham quickly launched a counterattack. Son Heung-min secured Dejan Kluzewski’s deep penetration pass after competing with each other. Son had an exclusive chance with the goalkeeper to cut Manchester City into the net.
Son was leading 1-2 when he scored the equalizer in the 69th minute. Giovanni Lo Celso scored a wonderful left-footed mid-range goal after receiving a one-touch pass from Son. Son joined the 50, 50 and 50 clubs like this.
This is a feat that even Harry Kane (currently Bayern Munich), who played as a Tottenham superstar, did not achieve.
Kane is the highest scorer in Tottenham’s history. He has scored 278 goals in 430 games in all of them. In second place is Jimmy Greaves with 194 goals in 249 games. Son Heung-min is third with 154 goals in 387 games.
If the Premier League is narrowed down, Kane will still rank first with 213 goals and Son Heung-min will rank second with 112 goals. However, Kane has 46 assists.
At the same time, Son made an own goal on the day, adding another interesting record. Only four players in the Premier League recorded goals, assists and own goals in a single game.
According to Sky Sports, Son said after the match, “Manchester City is huge and one of the best teams in the world. However, this is why we love soccer. We are proud because we kept believing in it until the 90th minute.”