Son Heung-min Achieves Double-Digit Goals for 7th Straight Season in EPL

  • By Chang Min-seok

    May 02, 2023 10:31

    Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur scored his 10th goal of the season in a match against Liverpool on Sunday.
    With his team losing 3-1, Son scored a right-footed goal off a pass from Cristian Romero in the 77th minute. With the goal, he reached a double-digit goal tally for the seventh consecutive season in the English Premier League.
    He also recorded his fifth league assist of the season. With Spurs losing 3-2 three minutes into injury time of the second half, he sent a free kick to Richarlison who headed the ball in for a goal.
    But one minute later Tottenham conceded a goal to Diogo Jota of Liverpool, losing the game 4-3.
    Tottenham, who have allowed 15 goals in the last four games, dropped to sixth place on the EPL table with 54 points, conceding fifth place to Liverpool with 56 points.
    Son Heung-min (left) shoots to score in an away match against Liverpool on Sunday. /Reuters-Yonhap
    Son has only failed to score double-digit goals once -- in his debut 2015-16 season, with four in league matches and eight in all competitions.
    Since then he has performed with reliable strength. Last season he won the Golden Boot award, which is given to the top EPL scorer, with 23 goals.
    But this season he got off to an uncharacteristically poor start, finding the net in only six of his first 37 appearances as new manager Antonio Conte employed new tactics that reduced him to playing a more defensive role as a midfielder.
    Then in March Conte left the club after 16 months in charge due to conflicts over his playing style. Since then, Son has been able to attack up front and score more. In a match against Brighton on April 7, Son scored his 100th goal in the EPL. He scored again against Bournemouth on April 14 and against Manchester United on April 26.
    He has scored 103 goals so far in the EPL.
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