Son shines for Spurs as Pardew criticises Zaha

He is the first player from Korea score for Spurs in the PL, meaning that players from 39 different nationalities have scored a Premier League goal for Tottenham.


Son’s next rite of passage in his English education should come on Wednesday when Tottenham host bitter rivals Arsenal in the first north London derby of the season in the League Cup.

Heung Min-Son is an attractive 21/10 anytime scorer for Spurs scorer after his debut brace in the Europa League while Jason Puncheon tempts as 15/4 anytime shot for the Seagulls after netting the victor for Pardew’s men when the sides last met at Selhurst Park last season.

Son moved to Tottenham from Bayer Leverkusen in a reported £21m deal in the summer transfer window.

I didn’t think Wilf played very well to be honest”, he said.

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew says he substituted Wilfried Zaha against Tottenham because the player was showing a lack of desire.

Pochettino has previously earmarked Son as a potential central striker to take the goal burden off Harry Kane, and the Argentinean saw more positive signs from Son at White Hart Lane.

Palace, who had won both their previous away games including a stunning success at Chelsea, began to threaten with a few incisive counter-attacks and Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris was forced into action to repel Bakary Sako’s curling free-kick. Sometimes exposed by Palace’s pace, but solid enough.

Despite Spurs’ dominance in possession, it was the visitors who went closest in the opening period as Cabaye saw his stinging drive come back off the base of the post just before half time.

From the start Pochettino’s young team created chances. It is about him progressing now and if he keeps scoring goals it will be great for Tottenham.


Palace were denied the opener by the woodwork once again in the 65th minute, but it took an astonishing save from Lloris to divert Sako’s cross-goal effort onto the post. Mauricio Pochettino brought on Christian Eriksen, and he immediately had an impact, feeding Son on the break whose low shot bobbled through the legs of McCarthy on 68 minutes for the lead.

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