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Spurs: Heung-min Son gave Arsenal nightmares in the North London Derby

Tottenham Hotspur bolstered their late bid for a top-four finish with an emphatic victory over arch-rivals Arsenal in the north London derby on Thursday evening.

Antonio Conte’s side moved to within one point of the ten-man Gunners in the Premier League standings and with two games left to play in the 2021/22 season, it is still somewhat out of their control.

Harry Kane ran rampant, as he often does in this fixture, with a brace which started with a spot-kick in the 22nd minute, prior to heading Spurs into a 2-0 lead before half-time.

In between the two goals, Arsenal centre-back Rob Holding received his marching orders for a foul on Heung-min Son, who eventually added a third and arguably, he stole the show at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

He absolutely terrorised the 26-year-old, leading to him seeing two yellow cards in the space of seven minutes, and it would have surely given Mikel Arteta overnight.

The South Korean sensation was lauded as a “dream” by Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville during commentary duty [Thursday 12th May, 21:06pm] and it’s easy to see why.

Spurs fans, who was your MOTM vs Arsenal?

KANE

KANE

SON

SON

HOJBJERG

HOJBJERG

BENTANCUR

BENTANCUR

In the 72 minutes he was on the pitch, Son managed to contribute four key passes, despite only registering 17 accurate passes overall and 31 touches, meaning he recorded a decisive creative action once every four passes, as per SofaScore.

Elsewhere, the £72m-rated dynamo proved to be strong in his battles, winning five of his six duels (83%), whilst drawing a whopping five fouls and only losing possession four times, only further proving to be an utter nuisance against that Gunners backline.

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‘Involved in all three goals and the sending off as he continued his superb form and moving to within a goal of Mohamed Salah in the race for the Golden Boot. The Premier League player of the run-in?,’ wrote the Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick in his post-match ratings column.

Had he stayed on the pitch, Son would perhaps have bagged himself a couple more goals, but with Burnley at the weekend, he’ll be fresher than most to give another Premier League side trouble.

It was Sonny’s night in N17 on Thursday, he stole the show for Spurs to keep them firmly in the race for the top four.

AND in other news, Conte could land his new Kante as Spurs eye £17m signing who’s “absolutely everywhere”

Article title: Spurs: Heung-min Son gave Arsenal nightmares in the North London Derby

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