Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) became the first Asian player to record his 50th assist in the English Professional Football Premier League (EPL). However, the hunt for the 100th goal in his career failed, and Tottenham ended up drawing with Southampton, the league’s lowest.
Tottenham drew 3-3 with Southampton in the 2022-2023 EPL round 28 away game held at St. Mary Stadium in Southampton, England on the 19th. Tottenham, who earned 10,000 points, maintained 4th place (49 points, 15 wins, 4 draws, 9 losses). 3rd place Manchester United (50 points, 15 wins, 5 draws, 6 losses) has one point, and is chased by 5th place Newcastle (47 points, 12 wins, 11 draws, 3 losses) with two points. These two teams have played two games less than Tottenham, so their fourth place spot is at stake.
Son Heung-min, who played full-time that day, helped Tottenham score the opening goal with an accurate pass in the extra time of the first half when the score was 0-0. It is Son Heung-min’s 4th league this season and his 50th help in EPL career. Son Heung-min is also the only Asian player to record this record. Son Heung-min, who was recording 99 goals in the EPL career, aimed for ‘the first 100 goals by an Asian player’ that day, but the scorer could not be operated. 메이저놀이터
From the beginning of the game, it was a mess with injuries from both teams one after another. Tottenham replaced striker Hisharlisson with Dejan Kulusevski five minutes into the game after complaining of leg pain. Three minutes later, Southampton replaced Armel Bela-Kochaf with Mohamed Salisu. In the 34th minute of the first half, Jan Bednarek of Southampton and Ben Davies of Tottenham were injured in the 37th minute and left the ground.
It was Tottenham who broke the balance first in the close game. Son Heung-min skillfully stabbed an exquisite pass from the left flank to the other side during the extra time of the first half, and Pedro Poro received it and fired a powerful shot over the opponent’s goalkeeper’s head from the right side of the penalty area, shaking the opponent’s net.
Southampton also equalized 1-1 with Che Adams’ goal in the first minute of the second half, but Tottenham ran away again with Harry Kane’s header goal in the 20th minute of the second half. Here, Ivan Perisic, who replaced Davis, scored an additional goal in the 29th minute of the second half and seemed to take the lead 3-1. However, Tottenham exposed a lack of concentration. In the 32nd minute of the second half, Secu Mara dropped the ball on his head, and Theo Walcott scored Southampton’s comeback goal in front of the goal. Southampton ended the match in a draw with James Ward Prause scoring a penalty kick awarded in extra time in the second half.
Football statistics site WhoScored.com told Son Heung-min, “In the first half, he handed a perfect pass to POW and recorded his 50th assist. In the second half, I struggled to get a lot,” he said, giving it a rating of 7.9. Poro received the highest score of 8.0 on the team, followed by Son Heung-min.
Meanwhile, Oh Hyun-gyu, who plays for Celtic in the Scottish Premier League (SPL), reported the league’s second goal with a come-from-behind goal. Oh Hyun-gyu was replaced in the home game against Hibernian in the 2022-2023 SPL round 29 held at Celtic Park in Glasgow, England, and scored a diving header goal in the 36th minute of the second half when they faced 1-1. . Celtic went on a 9-game winning streak in the league.