Son Heung-min (Tottenham) scored two goals against Arsenal, reaching 150 goals in Tottenham’s career.
Tottenham played the away ‘North London Derby’ in the 6th round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) season with ‘rival’ Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in London, England, on the 24th (Korean time) and drew 2-2.
As a result of this day, Tottenham and Arsenal continued their undefeated streak since the opening game. They ranked 4th and 5th, respectively, with 4 wins, 2 draws, and 14 points. Arsenal, lagging behind on goal difference, was one level below.
Son Heung-min played as the lone top player in the 4-2-3-1 formation and played his part for 79 minutes. He scored his fourth or fifth goal of the season.
His first goal came in the 42nd minute of the first half when the team was trailing 0-1. Tottenham was down by one goal due to Christian Romero’s own goal in the 25th minute of the first half. Arsenal’s Saka, who was cutting into the goal from just inside the edge of the right box, looked at the opposite goal and fired a shot, but the ball hit Romero’s body and was sucked into the inside of the Tottenham goal.
Son Heung-min cleverly placed his foot on Maddison’s cross from the left and scored. He broke through the checks of the three defenders and fired a shot, scoring the first goal of the day.
Son Heung-min’s toes showed no signs of cooling down once he exploded against Arsenal. He succeeded in scoring again in the 10th minute of the second half when the team was trailing 1-2. The goal situation was like this. Arsenal’s Jorginho, who came on as a substitute, lost the ball in midfield. Madison quickly ran to the opponent’s camp with the ball and gave the ball to Son Heung-min on the right. Son Heung-min did not miss the opportunity and succeeded in scoring in a 1-on-1 situation with the goalkeeper.
One minute earlier, in the 9th minute of the second half, Tottenham conceded a penalty kick to Saka due to Romero’s handball foul, but Son Heung-min’s equalizer helped them regain momentum in an instant. Son Heung-min saved the team from the brink of defeat.
Son Heung-min, who did his part, was replaced by Richarlison in the 34th minute of the second half and finished the game. The match ended in a draw.
Son Heung-min, who scored his 1st and 3rd goals of the season with a hat trick in the 4th round against Burnley, did not score a goal in the 5th round against Sheffield, but succeeded in scoring his 4th and 5th goals against Arsenal.
In addition, ‘multi-goal’ Son Heung-min achieved 199 personal goals in Europe on this day, leaving him just one goal away from his 200th goal.
In addition, by scoring two goals that day, Son Heung-min succeeded in scoring 150 goals in all competitions while wearing a Tottenham uniform since moving to Tottenham in 2015. Tottenham celebrated this through social media after the game.