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‘Son Heung-min, Own Goal Judo’ Tottenham beat Leicester and Yoo Jong’s beauty…Europa travel is ineffective


Tottenham’s Son Heung-min is dribbling the ball over his opponent in the final match of the 2020-21 EPL round 38 against Leicester City. Photo = AP PHOTO
Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min shares a hot hug with teammate Harry Kane after winning the final game of the 2020-21 EPL. Photo = AP PHOTO

[이데일리 스타in 이석무 기자] Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League (EPL), where Son Heung-min induces an opponent’s own goal, won the last game of the league with an exhilarating reverse victory.

Tottenham defeated Leicester City 4-2 in the final match of the 2020-21 EPL round 38 held at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, East Midlands, Leicestershire, at midnight on the 24th (Korean time).

With 3 points added, Tottenham finished 7th in the league with 18 wins, 8 draws, 12 losses and 62 wins. Despite the victory that day, he did not win the expected European Football Federation (UEFA) Europa League qualification. I had to be satisfied with getting the right to qualify for the new Europa Conference League starting next season.

On the other hand, Leicester City suffered a painful defeat this day. The season ended in 5th place with 20 wins, 6 draws, 12 losses and 66 points, while being caught by Tottenham. Instead of the expected UEFA Champions League, I had to be satisfied with the advancement to the UEFA Europa League.

Instead, Liverpool (20 wins, 9 draws, 9 losses, 69 points) and Chelsea (19 wins, 10 draws, 9 losses, 67 points), which competed with Leicester City until the last match, took 3rd and 4th place respectively and entered the UEFA Champions League. Manchester City (27 wins, 5 draws, 6 losses, 86 points) and Manchester United (21 wins, 11 draws, 6 losses, 74 points) have already confirmed their advance to the UEFA Champions League.

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Son Heung-min made a decisive contribution to the team’s victory on this day. However, it did not record direct attack points. With this, the score in the regular league this season ended with 17 goals (10 assists). It is a tie for fourth in the scoring ranking. Former national coach Cha Bum-geun did not exceed the record for the most Korean single-league Korean goal (17 goals). Still, he wrote 17 assists, including 22 goals, the most in his career for the entire season. Harry Kane, Son Heung-min’s’best friend’, became the top scorer with 23 goals in the regular league.

On this day, Son Heung-min, who started as a 2nd line striker on the left of the 4-2-3-1 formation, came out in the 31st minute of the second half behind by 1-2. The sharp corner kick taken by Son Heung-min from the Leicester City camp was sucked into the goal as it was.

At first, it seemed to be Son Heung-min’s direct goal, but as a result of confirmation, it was hit by Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and entered the goal. The official record was Schmeichel’s own goal, but it was actually a goal made by Son Heung-min. It was an important scene in which a tie was made in the situation of being behind by one goal to lay the foothold for the pursuit.

In the 12th minute of the first half, Tottenham offered a penalty for defender Toby Alderweireld’s foul. Leicester City striker Jamie Boddi neatly succeeded.

After the first goal, Tottenham scored an equalizer in the 41st minute. Again, Son Heung-min made a decisive contribution. As Son Heung-min’s pass from the right flank hit the opponent’s defender and refracted, Kane shook the net with a volley shot from the ball that flowed out from the back. It wasn’t an official help record, but it was actually the goal of Son Heung-min.

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Tottenham scored 1-1 in the first half and conceded again with a penalty kick in the 7th minute of the second half. This time, a penalty was declared for a foul by defender Davinson Sanchez. Again, Bodie was the kicker and scored the goal, and Tottenham had to be pulled back 1-2.

But Tottenham’s back feeling was bitter. Tottenham equalized with Schmeichel’s own goal in the 31st minute of the second half with a corner kick raised by Son Heung-min, leading to a thrilling reverse goal in the second half of the 42nd minute.

In a counterattack, Kane pulled the ball back from inside the opponent’s penalty box, and Gareth Bale, who was inundated with it, calmly opened the door with a left-footed shot. Leicester City alleges Kane’s handball foul, but a VAR reading scored the goal.

Leicester City attacked the goalkeeper for the rest of the time and made a total offensive, but it was Tottenham who scored additional goals. Tottenham scored a goal following Bale’s solo dribble breakthrough in the extra time in the second half.

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