Following a tight opening forty-five minutes, Tottenham found their footing in the second half when Joel Ward’s own goal was caused by a deflected James Maddison shot, breaking the deadlock. The game was over by the 66th minute when Son Heung-min scored from close range following a brilliant Brennan Johnson play that set up the South Koreans. Jordan Ayew did eventually find the scoresheet, but his goal in the 94th minute was only a fillip.
Spurs now have 26 points from their first 10 games thanks to the victory, solidifying Postecoglou’s reputation as the new manager with the best start in Premier League history. Son, the Australian who was named captain following Harry Kane’s summer transfer to Bayern Munich, has been the driving force behind his success.
Son makes the top 25 on the list of all-time Premier League goalscorers
As of right now, the 31-year-old has eight league goals this season, moving him up into the top 25 all-time Premier League goalscorers list with 111 strikes to his credit, level with players like Sadio Mané and Dion Dublin. Gary Neville addressed the attacker, “Harry Kane’s got 9 goals in the Bundesliga, you’ve got 8; have you got a little competition going?” after the game in an interview with Sky Sports. Son answered in a modest manner, stating, “Not really, Harry is another level for me.”
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The captain of Tottenham is undoubtedly a lovable character; earlier this month, one admirable occurrence became viral. He further demonstrated this during the match against the Eagles. In fact, the South Korean took advantage of a play stoppage in the 67th minute to replenish his fluids after his team had just taken a 2-0 lead. He cheekily swiped a water bottle from a Crystal Palace medical staff member tending to an injured player. He then took a mouthful and offered referee Andy Madley a drink, which he politely declined.
Spurs’ top-of-the-table standing indicates that they have had a fantastic start to the season, but they do have some challenging games ahead of them. Considering that they face Wolves, Aston Villa, Man City, West Ham, and Newcastle in the next five matches, they will host Chelsea in their next league game.
Postecoglou says Spurs can win the Premier League
Although manager Postecoglou is adamant that his supporters have every right to dream, it will be intriguing to observe how they appear after those games. After the victory on Friday night, he reiterated his argument in an interview with Sky Sports, saying:
Let them fantasize. That’s the main reason for being a football fan. I won’t take away from the fact that this group has undoubtedly experienced a great deal. The fact that we are bringing happiness and optimism to our supporters matters. That is the purpose of football teams. Dreams continue indefinitely until you are woken up by someone. Let’s see.”