Son Heung-min may not have been 100 percent, but he gave 120 percent.
Tottenham Hotspur defeated Liverpool 2-1 in the seventh round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, at 1:30 a.m. ET. The win leaves Spurs in second place in the league with five wins and two draws (17 points), while Liverpool is fourth with five wins, one draw, and one loss (16 points).
The home team, Tottenham, lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Son Heung-min, Heyselisson, James Maddison, Dejan Koulousevski, Yves Bissouma, Pape Sarr, Destiny Udoji, Micky van der Penn, Christian Romero, Pedro Foro, and Guglielmo Vicario.
In a tightly contested affair, the game would go either way. In the 26th minute, Jones made a deep tackle on Bissouma. Jones made a deep tackle on Bissouma in the shin area. Despite the lack of intent, the referee checked the on-field review after communicating with the video assistant referee (VAR) room and produced a direct red card for Jones, forcing Liverpool to play the remainder of the game with 10 men.
In this atmosphere, Tottenham had the first laugh. In the 36th minute, a killer pass from Maddison sent a cross straight into the box. Son Heung-min headed it home with a one-timer. Liverpool didn’t go down without a fight. Gakpo equalized in first-half stoppage time to bring the score to 1-1 at the break.
At the start of the second half, Liverpool replaced the injured Gakpo with Diogo Jota. This proved to be bad news for the Reds. Jota picked up a yellow card in the 23rd minute of the second half, and then another just a minute later to be sent off for accumulated cautions. Liverpool were down to nine men. As a result, Jürgen Klopp dropped his line deep and formed a two-man defense, hoping for a point.
Tottenham, on the other hand, were desperate for all three points. Enze Postecoglou sent on Manor Solomon, Ben Davies, Oliver Skipp, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, and Alejo Velis in search of a goal. The theater goal came. In stoppage time, Matip scored an own goal as he tried to clear a cross from the right flank by Foro. The game ended with a 2-1 victory for Tottenham.
Heung-min played around 69 minutes on the day, scoring his sixth goal of the league and his 200th European goal in the win. Son first made a name for himself with Hamburg in the 2010-11 season, scoring his first goal on his debut. He played three seasons with Hamburg, scoring 20 goals in 78 games. He went on to score 29 goals in 87 games for Leverkusen. He is now in his ninth season at Tottenham, where he has scored 151 goals, bringing his total to 200.
Heung-min led his team to victory, but he wasn’t feeling well that day. Heung-min hasn’t been at his best since the start of the season due to a demanding 토토사이트 schedule. He has been the team captain since the beginning of the season, starting every league game and playing two matches for Jürgen Klinsmann during the A-Match in September. In addition, he was an ace in the team’s last three games against top teams, from Arsenal to Liverpool, scoring three goals.
After the game, Postecoglou said: “He was not 100%, I spoke to him yesterday and he was desperate to play, he tried to give what he could, he tried to play. He wasn’t going to play the full 90 minutes, we were going to give him about an hour. He led the team up front and pressed. He was a great captain,” he said, giving him a thumbs-up.