Son the hero as Tottenham trounce Terriers

Son Heung-Min scored a brace as Tottenham Hotspur comfortably beat Huddersfield Town 2-0 on Saturday afternoon.

  • Tottenham Hotspur 2 Huddersfield Town 0
  • Son scores on 27
  • Son adds his second on 54′

Match summary

It was a thoroughly dominant display from Tottenham who went ahead as Son rounded Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl to fire home before securing all three points with a deft header from a searching Harry Kane delivery.

Full report

Following a fantastic and frenetic start at Wembley, it was Dele Alli with the first chance for Spurs as he slid in at the back post on the left-hand side, but was just unable to connect to Kane’s low delivery.

Alli looked to repay the favour with a good pass into Kane from the left, but the England striker was a yard away from connecting to the ball.

Eric Dier was then well wide with a tame effort after a good passage of play from Spurs that saw them dominate the opening exchanges.

Kane came close to giving Spurs the lead with a first time shot from an excellent cross from the energetic Son from wide on the left goalward, but Terriers goalkeeper Jonas Lossl blocked on his goalline. 

Eriksen then saw his 19th-minute free-kick hit the outside of a post after a deflection before the Dane nutmegging Jonathan Hogg and got a shot away that the Huddersfield keeper saved with ease.

However, Lossl was unable to stop Son from burying his next effort into the bottom right corner of the net, with the Korean having picked up a through ball from Alli before rounding the keeper and slotting home.

A rare chance for Huddersfield saw Rajiv Van La Parra cut inside from the left to force Hugo Lloris into a low save.

Son hit the side-netting as he cut inside from the left ahead of a saved shot from Kane as Spurs worked the ball well into the Huddersfield area.

Son, who wasn’t spotted as being in an offside position then should have had a penalty after being pulled to the ground by Terence Kongolo who was already on the floor.

But after early substitute Tom Ince forced a good stop from Lloris with a powerful hit after racing through on goal, Spurs soon extended their lead with 54 minutes on the clock.

Son netted with a deft header back across goal after peeling away to the left of goal to latch on to an excellent deep curling cross from Kane from the right touchline.

Jan Vertonghen had the ball in the back of the net from an Eriksen free-kick but was correctly blown up for offsides while Lossl was out quickly to stop Son from getting on the end of a Moussa Dembele ball as Spurs threatened to run away with this game.

Kane was eager to get on the scoresheet but failed to connect to a couple of late chances as the game ended with much as it had begun, with Spurs in complete control.

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