Opinion: Heung-min Son’s Top 10 moments in a Spurs shirt

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Following on from his contract extension, which will see Heung-min Son stay at Tottenham until 2025, here at the Spurs Web, we thought we would count down his top ten moments in a Tottenham shirt.

These are not in any particular order, so don’t think we have our favourites as they are all great”.

From incredible solo efforts to historic firsts, Sonny has become a fan favourite at Tottenham, and fans now can look forward to four more years of excitement from the South Korean. 

The Winner vs Wycombe in the 2016/17 FA Cup 

We are going back to a moment that many of you may have forgotten about. Tottenham were 2-0 down at home to League 2 side Wycombe at White Hart Lane at halftime. Tottenham fought back to 2-2 with goals from Son and Vincent Janssen.

Wycombe thought they stole it in the 83rd minute through Garry Thompson. Dele then equalised in the 89th minute. The tie looked destined to head back to Adams Park, but up pops Son, who played a quick one-two with Janssen before sliding past Jamal Blackman to send Spurs through. 

Puskas Award-winning goal vs Burnley 

 When talking about magic Son moments, how could we forget the goal that won last year’s Puskas Award. Son picked up the ball just outside the Tottenham penalty area and then drove at Burnley.

Son’s raw pace and trickery saw him evade player after player, and when he reached the opposition box and slid it past Nick Pope, the Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium erupted with cheers that could be heard for miles. A truly memorable strike. 

Winner vs Aston Villa with a Broken Arm in 2019/20

Another moment that shows just how passionate and determined Son is. Tottenham were heading for a draw at Villa Park on Valentine’s Weekend 2020, but Son was the man to win the game in Harry Kane’s absence.

Son capitalised on a mistake by Bjorn Engles, which put Son bearing down on goal, and he calmly slotted it past Pepe Reina to win it for Spurs.

It was revealed after the game that Son broke his forearm during the game, but he was so determined to be Spurs’ match-winner that he carried on and was deserved to be the man to win it for Spurs. 

The Opener at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

A landmark goal for Son as he scored the first goal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. It was midway through the second half against Crystal Palace in which Son cut inside and took a shot which took a deflection that took it past Vicente Guaita in the Palace goal and gave Spurs a deserved lead and a piece of Tottenham history for Son. 

Solo goal vs Chelsea at Wembley Stadium

Another solo effort from Son, but on a much bigger occasion. Son collected a pass from Dele on the halfway line and then sprinted off down the right, taking on Jorginho. He beat the Italian with ease before nutmegging David Luiz when cutting into the Chelsea penalty area before sliding past Kepa to make it 3-0 on the night. 

Silencing the rival fans vs West Ham United

One that was quite poetic. Son was the subject of jeers and abuse from the travelling West Ham fans throughout the game in 2017-18. West Ham had taken the lead through Pedro Obiang, which was an absolute stunner, but it was Son who had the last laugh when he hit a screamer in the 84th minute and celebrated by shh-ing the travelling fans. 

Winning Goal vs Manchester City in the First Leg of the Champions League QF

Another slice of Tottenham history for Son in the first Champions League tie at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Tottenham were riding their luck at times in the tie as Sergio Aguero missed a penalty early on in the game, and then Harry Kane went off injured just before the hour but up stepped Son.

Christian Eriksen clipped a ball over the top, which Son kept in play brilliantly before cutting back inside and driving it through Ederson’s legs to give Spurs the lead in the tie to take to Manchester. 

His Double in the Return Leg at the Etihad 

Now onto that hectic second leg at the Etihad. Manchester City came at Spurs from the off and took the lead through Raheem Sterling. Then, back came Spurs and Son. Son scored a quickfire brace to turn the tie back in Tottenham’s favour.

We all remember the chaos that ensued following the second Son goal, but this double played a key role in Spurs’ progression to the semi-final.

Opening Goal vs Arsenal in 2020/21

Son waited five years to get his first Premier League goal against Arsenal, and it was certainly worth the wait. Latching onto a brilliant ball from Harry Kane and drove at the Arsenal defence.

He was allowed space by Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin, but no one would expect what happened next. From just under 30 yards out, Son cut in on his right foot and let fly a curling effort that flew past Bernd Leno into the top corner, and the small number of fans in the ground will always remember that moment. 

Where it All Began vs Crystal Palace 2015/16

Lastly, we take it back to where it all began. Son had already scored twice on his White Hart Lane debut in the Europa League against Qarabag three days before, but this was his Premier League debut at the Lane.

Son latched onto a ball through down the left from Eriksen and drove at Brede Hangeland before unleashing a powerful strike that squeezed past Alex McCarthy. 

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