Heung Min Son’s stats that show why he was man of the match

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur left it late yet again today, as Heung Min Son’s 83rd minute sweet strike was fumbled in by the Newcastle keeper at Wembley.

Spurs had been knocking on the door for the entire match, dominating possession, but the stubborn Newcastle defence proved difficult to cut through.

However, after subbing on Llorente, Spurs mixed up their style, and his knock down late on set up Son for the grandstand finish.

This marks Son’s second goal since returning from the Asia Cup, a testament to his fitness and determination, as he has played two near-full 90 minutes.

You can see why Sonny was named man of the match today too, with his stats doing the talking on a tricky cold afternoon.

Son had 68 touches of the ball in 88 minutes, with 42 passes, and one chance creation for his team.

He had 16 sprints, the most of any player in the match.

Son also had five shots, with the one on target flying in, and the remainders largely blocked.

This was his 10th Premier League goal of the season, and he has scored all ten since November 24, showing his insane winter form.

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