Tottenham 3-1 West Ham: Son scores twice as Spurs close in top four

Son Heung-min and Harry Kane scored their 39th Premier League goal together, a record in the competition.

Tottenham moved within three points of the top four in the Premier League with a strong showing against European qualifiers West Ham.

Son Heung-min and Harry Kane were involved in all three of Spurs’ goals.

They took the lead when West Ham defender Kurt Zouma sent Kane’s cross into his own net under pressure from Son.

Son doubled the Spurs’ lead after 24 minutes and added a decisive third with two minutes left after Said Benrahma pulled back one position to the Hammers.

The hosts started brilliantly and could have been out of sight when Son hit from outside the post after being set up by Dejan Kulusevski.

It came three minutes after Zuma’s own goal, but shortly thereafter Son made it 2-0 when he latched on to a superb Kane pass to clear Lukas Fabianski with a Zuma touch.

Spurs continued to threaten but were nullified by a set piece in the 35th minute when Craig Dawson headed Benrahma and he quickly reacted to the rear post and shot into the bottom right corner.

This ensured that West Ham remained in the game, but the Spurs had additional chances to increase their lead in the second half. Kane was denied at close range before poking the bar with 10 minutes left.

Son eventually sealed the win when Kane headed him one-on-one with the goalkeeper and the South Korean coolly fired past Fabianski.

Spurs are now just three points behind fourth-placed Arsenal with a game in hand. West Ham, who have played a game more than Spurs, drop to seventh place, two points behind Manchester United.

Son and Kane’s partnership shines…again

Harry Kane and Heung Min Song
Son scored 20 goals in the Premier League, which was created by Kane.

Son and Kane’s Tottenham strikers have been causing problems for the teams for years and they were back in brilliant form in London.

The first goal came after Matt Doherty relentlessly pressed the ball and Kane instinctively tried to play Sona before Zuma could do nothing but send the ball into his own net.

The Kane-Son combination came true again a few moments later when Son made the pass for the England captain.

A third connection seemed inevitable and duly happened when the Spurs were late to see off the guests. Kane headed towards Son, and there was no chance he would miss at close range.

They have now scored 39 Premier League goals, extending their record as the deadliest double action in the competition.

Son has scored 20 Premier League goals through Kane assists, with only David Silva (22 to Sergio Aguero) and Frank Lampard (25 to Didier Drogba) assisting a teammate more.

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Tottenham Hotspur

  1. Squad number12Player nameEmerson Royal
  2. Squad number23Player nameBergwijn
  3. Squad number27Player nameLucas Moura

West Ham United

  1. Squad numberonePlayer namefabianski

  2. Squad number4Player nameZuma

  3. Squad number15Player nameDawson

  4. Squad number3Player nameCresswell

  5. Squad number31Player nameJohnson

  6. Squad number28Player namesoucek

  7. Squad number41Player nameRice

  8. Squad number26Player nameMasuaku

  9. Squad number22Player nameBenrahma

  10. Squad number10Player nameLanzini

  11. Squad numberninePlayer nameAntonio

  1. Squad number7Player nameYarmolenko

  2. Squad number8Player nameFornals

  3. Squad numberelevenPlayer nameVlasic

Lineups

Tottenham

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • oneLloris
  • 4Romero
  • 15Dyer
  • 33Davis
  • 2Doherty
  • thirtyBentancourt
  • fiveHeubjerg
  • 3ReguilonReplaced withEmerson Royalin 88′minutes
  • 21KulushevskyReplaced withBergwijnin 90+2′minutes
  • 7Son Heung MinReplaced withLucas Mourain 90+2′minutes
  • 10Kane

Substitutes

  • 6D Sanchez
  • 8winks
  • 12Emerson Royal
  • fourteenRodon
  • 22Gollini
  • 23Bergwijn
  • 27Lucas Moura
  • 42White
  • 44scarlett

West Ham

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • onefabianski
  • 4Zuma
  • 15DawsonBooked at 23 minutes
  • 3Cresswell
  • 31Johnson
  • 28soucek
  • 41Rice
  • 26MasuakuReplaced withFornalsin 56′minutes
  • 22Benrahma
  • 10LanziniReplaced withVlasicin 84′minutes
  • nineAntonioReplaced withYarmolenkoin 56′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Yarmolenko
  • 8Fornals
  • elevenVlasic
  • 13areola
  • 16noble
  • 23Diop
  • 24Fredericks
  • 33Kral
  • 64Perkins

Judge:
Anthony Taylor

Attendance:
58 685

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