Heung-min Son matched a Christian Eriksen creative benchmark in Spurs’ drubbing of Burnley


Heung-min Son matched a Christian Eriksen creative benchmark in Spurs’ drubbing of Burnley

Tottenham’s victory over Burnley this afternoon saw Heung-min Son conjure up an impressive creative feat.

Bale at the double

Jose Mourinho’s men welcomed the Clarets to north London a short time ago, for their latest Premier League outing.

Spurs of course headed into proceedings desperate for all 3 points, after seeing their top-6 hopes dealt yet another blow in a 2-1 derby defeat to West Ham last weekend.

And, when all was said and done in the capital, bounce back is precisely what the hosts managed.

An utterly dominant display saw all of Gareth Bale (2), Harry Kane and Lucas Moura go on to find the net, en route to a 4-0 Tottenham victory.

The Lilywhites have now climbed back above both Arsenal and Aston Villa into 8th in the Premier League table, a point adrift of 6th-placed Liverpool.

Son starring

On the back of proceedings coming to a close at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, meanwhile, it subsequently came as little surprise to see Gareth Bale grab the majority of the headlines.

The Welshman looked back to his scintillating best this afternoon, notching a brace and an assist, amid a superb all-round display.

The contributions of another of Jose Mourinho’s men, in turn, which subsequently went somewhat under the radar, were those of Heung-min Son.

The South Korean international bagged a pair of assists versus Burnley, teeing up both of Bale’s goals courtesy of fine passes.

Son’s contributions stretched much further, though, with the wide-man having also created a further five opportunities for his teammates in front of goal.

And, in the process, Son reached a creativity mark not seen at Spurs since 2018, during the days of Christian Eriksen:

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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3 Leicester City FC 26 15 49
4 West Ham United FC 26 9 45
5 Chelsea FC 25 16 43
6 Liverpool FC 25 11 40
7 Everton FC 24 4 40
8 Tottenham Hotspur FC 25 14 39
9 Aston Villa FC 24 12 39
10 Arsenal FC 26 7 37
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20 Sheffield United FC 25 -26 11
Player Team Goals
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Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 15
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 14
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 13
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 13
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 12
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 11
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 10
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 10
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 9
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 9
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 9
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 9
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 9
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Ings, Danny Southampton FC 8
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