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Son Heung-min ends drought in Tottenham's Premier League victory

Sports 07:46 December 03, 2021

By Yoo Jee-ho

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Yonhap) -- A long drought is over for Son Heung-min.

The South Korean star for Tottenham Hotspur netted his fifth goal of the Premier League season against Brentford at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Thursday (local time), helping the club to a 2-0 victory. Son was also involved in a first-half own goal by Brentford midfielder Sergi Canos.

In this Associated Press photo, Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates his goal against Brentford during the clubs' Premier League match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Dec. 2, 2021. (Yonhap)

Son's 65th-minute marker was his first goal in the Premier League since Oct. 17 against Newcastle United. He now has five goals in 13 league matches.

Across all competitions, Son hadn't scored since Nov. 4 in a UEFA Europa Conference League match against Vitesse.

Having won their second straight match, Spurs climbed to sixth in the Premier League tables on 22 points, one back of Arsenal and two behind West Ham United.

In this Associated Press photo, Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur (C) challenges Bryan Mbeumo of Brentford (L) for the ball during the clubs' Premier League match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Dec. 2, 2021. (Yonhap)

Tottenham took the lead a dozen minutes into the match. From the left flank, Son sent a cross to Ben Davies, whose header bounced off Canos for a 1-0 lead.

In the 65th, Son was the beneficiary of a perfect pass by Sergio Reguilon on a breakaway, helping Spurs double their advantage. As Reguilon went charging down the left side, Son sprinted past defender Pontus Jansson and slotted home the feed into a gaping net.

Son was voted the King of the Match for his effort.

In this Action Images photo via Reuters, Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur (L) is congratulated by teammate Sergio Reguilon after scoring a goal against Brentford during the clubs' Premier League match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Dec. 2, 2021. (Yonhap)

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