January 06, 2023 10:22
Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur scored a goal in an away match against Crystal Palace in London on Wednesday, finally ending his goal drought.
With his team leading 3-0, Son scored a left-footed goal off a pass from Harry Kane in the 72nd minute.
It was Son's first goal in nine English Premier League matches since he scored a hat trick against Leicester City in September last year, which led Tottenham to a 6-2 victory.
After the goal, Son threw off his protective facial mask and roared, showing a bright smile. His teammates also congratulated him.
Son, who had been silent on social media for a while, posted a photo of himself on Instagram throwing the mask off with a message saying, "a bit late I know but happy new year everyone!!"
Tottenham won the game 4-0 with two goals from Kane in the 48th and 53rd minutes, another from Matt Doherty in the 68th minute and the final goal from Son.
He has scored four goals and recorded two assists in 16 league matches so far this season.
With Wednesday's goal, Son, who joined Tottenham in 2015, is now tied with Teddy Sheringham for the second-most league goals in the club's history with 97, after Kane with 196.
Son and Kane also set a new EPL record for the most matches in which two players have both scored at least a goal each, at 34.
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