Son Heung-min (Tottenham) recorded his 안전놀이터 50th assist in the English professional football Premier League (EPL), but the team ended up drawing with Southampton, the bottom of the league.
Son Heung-min’s team, Tottenham, drew 3-3 with Southampton in the 2022-2023 EPL round 28 away game held at St. Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, England on the 19th (Korean time).
Tottenham, who added 10,000 points, maintained 4th place (49 points, 15 wins, 4 draws, 9 losses).
Newcastle United (47 points, 12 wins, 11 draws, 3 losses), who played two fewer games, was chased by two points. Also, it is one point behind Manchester United (50 points, 15 wins, 5 draws, 6 losses), which has played only 26 matches.
Southampton stayed in 20th place (23 points, 6 wins, 5 draws, 17 losses), which is the’last place’.
Son Heung-min played full-time as a starter and helped Pedro Poro’s opening goal with an accurate pass in the first half extra time.
This is Son Heung-min’s 4th league assist this season and 50th assist in EPL career.
Son Heung-min, who scored 99 goals and 49 assists in the EPL career by scoring the 6th goal in the league against Nottingham Forest just before, aimed for the record of ‘the first 100 goals by an Asian player’ that day, but the goal was canceled and he scored two consecutive attack points with help. had to be satisfied
The EPL total of 50 assists is also the only Asian player ever achieved by Son Heung-min.
However, Son Heung-min’s record was somewhat faded as the team failed to win the victory it needed.
In the beginning, the game went a little chaotic with injuries from both teams.
Tottenham substituted Hisharlisson for Dejan Kulusevski in the 5th minute, and 3 minutes later, Southampton replaced Armel Bela-Kochaf with Mohamed Salisu.
In the 34th minute of the first half, Southampton Jan Bednarek and Tottenham Ben Davies withdrew in the 37th minute complaining of pain.
Even in the midst of this, the two teams continued their busy attacks and faced each other closely.
In the 37th minute of the first half, Son Heung-min’s shot with his left foot from outside the penalty box went off the right side of the goal and swallowed up Tottenham’s disappointment.
Soon, in the 46th minute of the first half, Tottenham succeeded in breaking the balance of 0.
Son Heung-min stabbed a pass from the left flank to the other side, and the prisoner received it and finished it with a right-footed shot from the right side of the penalty area.
Then, in the second half, a slugfest broke out as Southampton also started scoring.
In a corner kick situation just before the end of the first half, Kyle Walker-Peters’ shot went over the post and Southampton couldn’t save their chance, but Che Adams equalized in the first minute of the second half to make it 1-1.
Tottenham ran away again with Harry Kane’s extra goal in the 20th minute of the second half.
Kulusevski’s cross from the right was finished by Kane with a header.
In addition, Ivan Perisic, who replaced Davis, added a goal in the 29th minute of the second half, scoring his first goal after moving to Tottenham this season.
However, Tottenham, who seemed to take the lead, could not keep the lead until the end.
In the 32nd minute of the second half, Secu Mara dropped the ball on his head, and Theo Walcott scored Southampton’s comeback goal in front of the goal.
Southampton earned a penalty kick in extra time in the second half, and James Ward Prouse, who started as a kicker, succeeded it and finished the game 3-3.