Heung-min Son could equal amazing Gareth Bale record with goal against Arsenal

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Heung-min Son became the second Tottenham player, alongside Gareth Bale, to score 20 Premier League goals in a season without any penalties with his tally against Liverpool, according to BBC Sport. 

Son is enjoying one of his best campaigns in front of goal for Spurs, with his scoring touch keeping Antonio Conte’s side in the fight for Champions League football next term with just three games remaining. 

The South Korea international, 29, is the club’s leading scorer in the top flight and is only trailing Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah by two goals in the race for the Golden Boot (Premier League). 

His latest strike – the opener in Tottenham’s 1-1 draw against the Reds on Saturday – saw him hit the 20-goal mark in the Premier League for the first time in his career. Even more impressively, none of them have come from the penalty spot. 

The feat means Son is just the second Spurs player to reach that mark without needing spot-kicks and the first since Bale in the 2012-13 season – his final before his departure to Real Madrid. 

Bale managed to notch 21 goals under the guidance of Andre Villas-Boas, who led Spurs to a fifth place finish in the Premier League with 72 points (Transfermarkt). That means Son could equal the Welshman’s best-ever scoring season in N17 with a goal against Arsenal.

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Son has arguably been Tottenham’s most consistent attacker this season and his steady stream of goals have been so valuable in keeping the season alive. 

To hit 20 goals in a season is a good achievement on its own, but to do it without the need for penalties makes it that much more impressive. 

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