Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have both been nominated for the London Football Association’s Premier League Player of the Year award, The Evening Standard has revealed.
Both Kane and Son have been on fire so far this season, with Kane sitting joint second in the race for the Golden Boot with 16 goals, and Son in fifth place having found the back of the net on 13 occasions. (PremierLeague.com).
The two Tottenham forwards have also broken a long-standing Premier League record this season by combining for 14 goals, one more than the record set by Blackburn duo Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton back in the 1994/95 campaign.
It is thus no surprise to see both their names on the list, with the Spurs pair set to compete with West Ham’s Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek and Chelsea’s Mason Mount for the gong.
Erik Lamela’s brilliant rabona goal in the North London derby on Sunday has been nominated for the Goal of the Year award along with Manuel Lanzini’s strike against Tottenham Hotspur, Eberechi Eze’s goal against Sheffield United, Olivier Giroud’s overhead kick against Atletico and Sebastian Haller’s effort against Crystal Palace.
Hugo Lloris misses out on the nomination for Goalkeeper of the Year, with Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy, Fulham’s Alphonse Areola, Millwall’s Bartosz Białkowski, West Ham’s Łukasz Fabiański and Palace’s Vincente Guaita making into the shortlist ahead of the Frenchman.
Jose Mourinho has also missed out on the nomination for Manager of the Year, with the Spurs boss being pipped by Emma Hayes, David Moyes, Scott Parker, Thomas Frank and Roy Hodgson.
Spurs Web Opinion
Harry Kane and Erik Lamela should quite easily take home the Player of the Year and Goal of the Year awards. None of the other names in the list has had as good a season as Kane, who even stands a decent chance of winning the PFA Player of the Year award. Lamela’s goal against Arsenal was also arguably the Goal of the Season so far.
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