Son Heung-min scored the winning goal against Crystal Palace in the 10th round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League at Selhurst Park in London, England, on the 28th (Korea Standard Time).
Son Heung-min, who scored the first goal in the 9th round against Fulham on the 24th to lead Tottenham’s 2-0 victory, scored his eighth goal in the league with two consecutive goals, trailing only one goal behind the leading scorer Erling Holan (Manchester City).
Tottenham manager Enzi Postecoglou also placed Son Heung-min at the front line on the day to aim for the opponent’s goal, and Son Heung-min, who was ordered by the head of the team, put it into action.
Tottenham opened the scoring with Yves Bissouma’s direct shot in the 15th minute of the first half, but rather allowed Crystal Palace eight shots in the first half, while they only hit three, showing difficulties in the attack.
The two teams, which exchanged a total of 11 shots, entered the second half without scoring a goal. Tottenham, who took out Ben Davies and put in Royal Emerson at the start of the second half, scored a lucky goal in the eighth minute of the second half when James Madison’s cross hit the opponent’s defender Joel Ward’s body and flowed into the goal.
Tottenham, who took the lead, passed to Brennan Johnson, who Madison penetrated from the left side in the 20th minute of the second half, and Son Heung-min, who again received the ball that Johnson gave as a cutback, connected it with a left-footed shot and shook the net.
Tottenham, which ran 2-0 away, scored a comeback goal to Jordan Ayew in extra time in the second half, but did not allow additional runs to win 2-1.
Meanwhile, after the game, Son Heung-min received 7.7 points, the highest among both teams, from Footmob, a soccer statistics site, and was selected as an official match instructor (MOM) by the Premier League Secretariat.