Report: The Athletic award Spurs star with Premier League Goal of the Year

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Heung-min Son
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The Athletic have picked their Premier League goal of the season so far and, unsurprisingly, it was Heung-min Son’s solo effort against Burnley in December that came out on top.

Son’s first-half strike in the 5-0 win against Burnley is something that Spurs fans and the South Korean will remember for a long-time.

The forward picked up the ball deep inside his own half and turned on the afterburners, shifting past half the Burnley team on his way to goal and showing great composure to finish past Nick Pope.

The goal was yet another demonstration of the South Korean’s fantastic pace, skill, and finishing ability.

The solo effort certainly left Jose Mourinho impressed, with the Spurs boss labelling the 27-year-old ‘Sonaldo’ for the strike while comparing it to Brazilian legend Ronaldo Nazario’s wonder goal against Compostela in 1996 (Football.London).

Son himself described the goal as the best he has scored in his career so far (BBC Sport).

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There is no doubt that this was deserved as goal of the season as nothing even comes close to Son’s strike. This goal is quite underrated as people believe he just used his raw pace to run past the Burnley defence. However, when you pay close attention, his change of pace was the key to drawing the defenders in and his touches were perfectly weighted as he made the defenders think they could get there, only to turn on the afterburners. This is certainly up there with the best goals I’ve ever seen scored by a Tottenham player.

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