Tottenham Hotspur won a 4-1 home game against Newcastle United in round 16 of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday (Korea time). It also ended its five-game league win without a win (one draw and four losses).
Son Heung-min started as a left-side striker and scored one goal and two assists while playing 91 minutes, leading his team to a winless escape. 파워볼실시간
Tottenham scored the opening goal with Son’s assist. At the 26th minute of the first half, he dribbled past Kieran Trippier from the left and sent a low cross from the left side of the Newcastle penalty box to the door. Destiny Udogi, the Tottenham defender who penetrated the game, pushed in with his left foot to give the team a 1-0 lead. Son’s third assist in the league.
Son Heung-min’s left foot was on fire once again. In the 38th minute of the first half, it was passed to Son that Trippier kicked a long pass from the right, and when Son once again passed Trippier from the left and gave Tottenham a left-footed cutback pass, Hishalisson finished with his left foot to give Tottenham a 2-0 lead. It was Son Heung-min who helped League 3 and 4 in the first half.
Hisalisson’s multi-goal goal gave Tottenham a win in the second half. In the 15th minute of the second half, it was only a hint that his left foot was in control of Pedro Porro’s cross from behind on the right at Newcastle’s door. However, the touch rather caused confusion to opposing goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, and Hishalisson took advantage of the gap to put a left-footed shot between the goalkeeper’s legs to make it 3-0.
Tottenham won a penalty kick when Son Heung-min tripped over goalkeeper Dubravka in the Newcastle box. In the 40th minute of the second half, he played as a kicker himself and put his right foot in the lower left corner to make it 4-0. His 10th goal in the league was his 10th goal in the league, scoring double-digit points in the EPL for the eighth consecutive season. Newcastle Jolington scored a comeback in the 1st minute of second-half extra time when Son Heung-min was replaced, but Tottenham defended the lead and broke the league winless for five games and gained three sweet points.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, Son said, “I enjoy it even more when I win. It is very important to fight back. I didn’t want to make the same mistake anymore, and thanks to that, I was able to play a fantastic game on this day.”
“I told the players they had to be more ruthless. In the end, Tottenham was ruthless and did a fantastic job. It is not easy to beat strong Newcastle 4-1,” he said. “But as they play in the EPL, they have to ask each other for more. Amazing teams keep moving forward. It is something Tottenham has to do as a habit.”
Regarding Tottenham’s first penalty kick this season, he said, “Remembering Kane who kicked PK until last season, should I call Harry (Kane) again? I always practiced (PK) when Harry was at Tottenham and learned a lot from him.”