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Son shines in Pochettino’s eyes

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London (AFP) – Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino heaped praise on Son Heung-Min after he inspired them into returning to winning ways with a 5-1 hammering of Stoke in Saturday’s Premier League clash.

The 25-year-old South Korean gave arguably his finest display in a Spurs shirt as they emphatically ended a four-match winless streak, scoring one and having a say in Ryan Shawcross’ opening own goal, the first of Harry Kane’s brace and the Christian Eriksen strike that completed the rout.

Son and Gazzaniga star as injury-hit Spurs beat Palace

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London (AFP) – Son Heung-Min’s second-half goal and a fine debut from goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga helped Tottenham Hotspur to a nervy 1-0 Premier League victory over bottom club Crystal Palace in a London derby at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

But Mauricio Pochettino’s injury-ravaged side failed to hit the heights of Wednesday’s memorable 3-1 Champions League victory over Real Madrid and the title-chasers were fortunate to claim all three points.

Son and Gazzaniga star as injury-hit Spurs beat Palace

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London (AFP) – Son Heung-Min’s second-half goal and a fine debut from goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga helped Tottenham Hotspur to a nervy 1-0 Premier League victory over bottom club Crystal Palace in a London derby at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

But Mauricio Pochettino’s injury-ravaged side failed to hit the heights of Wednesday’s memorable 3-1 Champions League victory over Real Madrid and the title-chasers were fortunate to claim all three points.

Tottenham striker Son has ‘successful’ op on broken arm

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Seoul (AFP) – Tottenham striker Son Heung-Min underwent successful surgery on his broken right arm on Friday and will take about a month to recover, the Korean Football Association said.

“The operation was successful,” KFA Spokesman Cho Jun-Heon told AFP, adding that Son will stay in South Korea to focus on his recovery.

Tottenham star Son Heung-Min set for surgery on arm

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London (AFP) – Son Heung-Min could miss the start of Tottenham’s pre-season preparations after his club revealed the South Korea forward will have surgery on his fractured arm on Friday.

Son suffered the injury after landing awkwardly following an aerial challenge during South Korea’s World Cup qualifying defeat with Qatar on Tuesday.

Tottenham star Son Heung-Min set for surgery on arm

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London (AFP) – Son Heung-Min could miss the start of Tottenham’s pre-season preparations after his club revealed the South Korea forward will have surgery on his fractured arm on Friday.

Son suffered the injury after landing awkwardly following an aerial challenge during South Korea’s World Cup qualifying defeat with Qatar on Tuesday.

Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min to have surgery on broken arm

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Seoul (AFP) – Tottenham striker Son Heung-Min will have surgery this week after breaking his right arm during South Korea’s World Cup qualifying 3-2 defeat to Qatar, the Korean Football Association said on Thursday.

The 24-year-old left the field in obvious pain in the 33rd minute of Tuesday’s match in Doha, clutching his right forearm after an aerial challenge.

Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min to have surgery on broken arm

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Seoul (AFP) – Tottenham striker Son Heung-Min will have surgery this week after breaking his right arm during South Korea’s World Cup qualifying 3-2 defeat to Qatar, the Korean Football Association said on Thursday.

The 24-year-old left the field in obvious pain in the 33rd minute of Tuesday’s match in Doha, clutching his right forearm after an aerial challenge.

Kane moves into top gear to be leading scorer

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Harry Kane’s first ever four-goal haul propelled him to the top of the Premier League scoring charts with the Tottenham striker in the “driving seat” to finish top scorer when the final league games are played on Sunday.

The 23-year-old, whose goals along with a double from Korean star Son Heung-min saw this season’s runners-up hammer last year’s champions Leicester 6-1, added he hoped Hugo Lloris could also win the Golden Glove for the least goals conceded when they round off their league season at relegated Hull.

Son double sets Tottenham on Chelsea’s tail

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London (AFP) – Son Heung-Min struck twice as Tottenham Hotspur maintained the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea with a 4-0 victory against Watford at a sun-soaked White Hart Lane on Saturday.

With Antonio Conte’s side not due to face Bournemouth until later in the day, Spurs made the most of the chance to close the gap at the head of the table to four points with Dele Alli and Eric Dier also on target.

Alli has X-factor for Pochettino

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino says he is constantly surprised by Dele Alli after the Tottenham midfielder helped fill the gap left by the injured Harry Kane.

Kane, the club’s leading scorer, has been ruled out for six weeks after picking up an ankle injury, forcing Pochettino to rejig his team’s attack.

Alli has X-factor for Pochettino

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino says he is constantly surprised by Dele Alli after the Tottenham midfielder helped fill the gap left by the injured Harry Kane.

Kane, the club’s leading scorer, has been ruled out for six weeks after picking up an ankle injury, forcing Pochettino to rejig his team’s attack.

Tottenham and Millwall to assist FA with probe into Son abuse

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur and Millwall have both promised to assist a Football Association inquiry into the racist abuse directed towards Spurs forward Son Heung-Min during Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final.

South Korea star Son was taunted by Millwall supporters during Tottenham’s 6-0 victory at White Hart Lane and responded to the jibes with a hat-trick against the third-tier side.

Tottenham and Millwall to assist FA with probe into Son abuse

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur and Millwall have both promised to assist a Football Association inquiry into the racist abuse directed towards Spurs forward Son Heung-Min during Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final.

South Korea star Son was taunted by Millwall supporters during Tottenham’s 6-0 victory at White Hart Lane and responded to the jibes with a hat-trick against the third-tier side.

Son shines but Kane injury mars Spurs stroll

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London (AFP) – Son Heung-Min’s hat-trick fired Tottenham into the FA Cup semi-finals, but his side’s 6-0 victory against Millwall was overshadowed by Harry Kane’s potentially serious ankle injury.

Kane limped off in the 10th minute at White Hart Lane after his ankle twisted awkwardly.

Son shines but Kane injury mars Spurs stroll

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London (AFP) – Son Heung-Min’s hat-trick fired Tottenham into the FA Cup semi-finals, but his side’s 6-0 victory against Millwall was overshadowed by Harry Kane’s potentially serious ankle injury.

Kane limped off in the 10th minute at White Hart Lane after his ankle twisted awkwardly.

Spurs counting on ‘incredible’ Son

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Dutch striker Vincent Janssen believes South Korean teammate Son Heung-Min is demonstrating his growing importance to Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham Hotspur squad.

Son helped save Spurs from an FA Cup embarrassment at the hands of Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday and is in contention to retain his starting spot for the Premier League visit to bottom club Sunderland.

Spurs counting on ‘incredible’ Son

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Dutch striker Vincent Janssen believes South Korean teammate Son Heung-Min is demonstrating his growing importance to Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham Hotspur squad.

Son helped save Spurs from an FA Cup embarrassment at the hands of Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday and is in contention to retain his starting spot for the Premier League visit to bottom club Sunderland.

Kane double gets five-star Spurs back on track

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London (AFP) Tottenham claimed only their second win in 11 matches as Harry Kane celebrated signing a new long-term contract with two goals in a 5-0 rout of struggling Swansea on Saturday.

Kane committed his future for the next five and a half years this week and the England striker scored a 39th-minute penalty to open the scoring before Son Heung-Min scored a spectacular second just before the break.

Kane double gets five-star Spurs back on track

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London (AFP) Tottenham claimed only their second win in 11 matches as Harry Kane celebrated signing a new long-term contract with two goals in a 5-0 rout of struggling Swansea on Saturday.

Kane committed his future for the next five and a half years this week and the England striker scored a 39th-minute penalty to open the scoring before Son Heung-Min scored a spectacular second just before the break.

Spurs’s Son first Asian to win Premier League award

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London (AFP) Tottenham Hotspur and South Korea winger Son Heung-min has become the first Asian footballer to be named the English Premier League's player of the month after he won September's edition of the award.

Son scored four goals in the top flight for Spurs last month and played a key role in taking the north London club to within a point of Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Spurs match reports

Spurs 3-0 Apoel: Four Lilywhite Conclusions

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1. Big Night for Llorente

Greeted with half-hearted shrugs and myriad empty seats though this meaningless dead rubber might have been to the naked eye, last night's joust was absolutely loaded to bursting point with meaning for various members of the supporting cast.

Chief amongst them was senor Llorente, who, pretty much since stepping through the hallowed gates of N17, has been haunted at every turn by the ghosts of Messrs Janssen, Soldado, Postiga and various others, all giving him knowing looks and pointedly clearing their throats every time he misses a gilt-edged chance.

Dortmund 1-2 Spurs: Five Lilywhite Observations

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There will be a cheery whistle on the lips today no doubt, as this was a vastly more satisfactory pitstop than Saturday's rot. Not perfect, but on the scale of things this was far closer to click-the-heels-and-hat-at-a-jaunty-angle than morning-after-grogginess-and-for-the-love-of-all-things-please-close-those-infernal-curtains.

Arsenal 2-0 Spurs: Five Lilywhite Conclusions

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1. Off the Boil

No doubt about it, that performance stank like the rancid contents of last week's lunch, left to its own devices in the AANP refrigerator. No man (bar the boy Davinson Sanchez) escapes censure. Despite having successfully negotiated the tests of Dortmund, Liverpool and Real blinking Madrid for goodness sake, by the oh so devastatingly subtle technique of sitting back and then countering like the dickens, the slightly more dubious ploy yesterday appeared to be to go into it toe to toe, and trust that good would triumph over evil.

Man Utd 1-0 Spurs: Four Lilywhite Conclusions

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1. Struggles Without Kane

Having spent the last 48 hours or so confidently assuring friend and foe alike that we are plenty more than a one-man team, and the loss of Kane would be swatted away with the care-free insouciance of an elephant dispatching a few errant flies on its muzzle, you can well imagine the awkwardness at AANP Towers as events unfolded on Saturday.

Spurs 2-3 West Ham: Five Lilywhite Conclusions

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1. Lethargy, Via His Master's Voice

A tad difficult to burn with passion either way about this one. Our heroes sleep-walked into a lead, snoozed through to half-time and then sleep-walked into defeat. At no point before, during or after did anyone appear to care a hang for the thing, which had all the intensity and passion of a toddler's morning lie-down.

Spurs 4-1 Liverpool: Five Lilywhite Observations

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1. Kane, A Thing of Awesome Wonder

It is not meant at all as a slight to say that Harry Kane simply does not look like a footballer, rather more like God intended to make a manual labourer but a mix-up at HQ resulted in him being slapped onto a football pitch in a shirt two sizes too small.

Real Madrid 1-1 Spurs: Five Lilywhite Observations

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1. The Eriksen-Modric Fantasy Clash

I don't mind admitting that the heart skipped a lovestruck beat when I saw Messrs Modric and Eriksen line up in opposition in the centre of the Bernabeu. It was like one of those classic films in which an inspired casting director has called in a few favours and pulled a few strings, with the result that he has managed to obtain the services of two absolute giants of the silver screen, to peddle their muck alongside one another for the first time.

Spurs 0-0 Swansea: Four Lilywhite Observations

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1. Sideways

So following the triumphant, mature and slightly lucky Champions League victory midweek, the shiny new tactic unveiled today seemed, if anything, to be to bore the opposition into submission. The sideways passes and keep-ball one understands to an extent, for there was little point in flinging hands heavenwards and lobbing passes straight down opposition gullets.

Spurs 1-2 Chelsea: Four Lilywhite Points

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A mathematically-minded chum rather threw me this week when he told me there are 10 types of folk in this world – those who understand binary numbers and those who don't, apparently but I presume that 2 more of those types will include those who thought our heroes controlled this particular joust, and those who thought Chelski bossed the thing like a team of evil puppetmasters.

Liverpool 2-0 Spurs: Five Lilywhite Observations

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Having not strung consecutive passes together since around 2014, and suffered defeats in recent weeks to such behemoths as Swansea and Southampton, there was a fairly morbid inevitability about the fact that Liverpool would rediscover their joie de vivre against us. Of course they would.

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Liverpool 2-0 Spurs: Five Lilywhite Observations

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Having not strung consecutive passes together since around 2014, and suffered defeats in recent weeks to such behemoths as Swansea and Southampton, there was a fairly morbid inevitability about the fact that Liverpool would rediscover their joie de vivre against us. Of course they would.

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Arsenal 1-1 Spurs: Four Lilywhite Conclusions

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1. Three at the Back

Arched eyebrows all round at kick-off, as the meanest defence of all 92 clubs in England swivelled from its traditional back-four to a terrifically trendy and fashionable three-man troupe. Eagle-eyed as ever, AANP was onto it like a flash, and did the only logical thing there is to do in such radical times – I made a list of Pros and Cons.

Arsenal 1-1 Spurs: Four Lilywhite Conclusions

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1. Three at the Back

Arched eyebrows all round at kick-off, as the meanest defence of all 92 clubs in England swivelled from its traditional back-four to a terrifically trendy and fashionable three-man troupe. Eagle-eyed as ever, AANP was onto it like a flash, and did the only logical thing there is to do in such radical times – I made a list of Pros and Cons.

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Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 Liverpool: Game in 10 Tweets as defensive horror show costs the Reds

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Arguably the Premier League's prestige fixture of the weekend saw both of these sides on a high after impressive showings in the Champions League in midweek. Mauricio Pochettino shuffled his...

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Son Heung-Min, Mignolet… Names of the Premier League, week 32

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After the addition of a midweek round of fixtures last week that provided vexing selection problems for some managers, Premier League teams were back in action again at the weekend. Still, plenty of...

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FA Cup: Son Shines As Tottenham Produce Dramatic Late Comeback Win v Wycombe (Video)

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Tottenham produced a dramatic comeback to secure a last-gasp win against League Two Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday at White Hart Lane.

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The visitors took a shock lead against a mix-and-match Spurs side on 23 minutes when Paul Hayes, who had already hit the woodwork, fired home courtesy of a fine volley.

Theo Walcott, Joe Allen, Costa…Names of the Premier League, Weeks 7 & 8

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The Premier League returned at the weekend following an international break. Thankfully there were plenty of goals, action and talking points. Safe to say it was definitely enough to erase memories...

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Man Utd 1-0 Spurs: Five Lilywhite Conclusions

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1. A Distinct Lack of Energy

Well I can't say that did much to whelm me. It's not yet Christmas and the whole bally season already feels dreadfully flat. Even the 5-0 win last week was an oddly muted affair, with all and sundry still lamenting the Champions League debacle. Today it seemed that our heroes simply turned up and expected to walk off with the thing, with a distinct lack of hum or ding about them.

Man Utd 1-0 Spurs: Five Lilywhite Conclusions

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1. A Distinct Lack of Energy

Well I can't say that did much to whelm me. It's not yet Christmas and the whole bally season already feels dreadfully flat. Even the 5-0 win last week was an oddly muted affair, with all and sundry still lamenting the Champions League debacle. Today it seemed that our heroes simply turned up and expected to walk off with the thing, with a distinct lack of hum or ding about them.