Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur for­ward Son He­ung-min has scored his 100th goal in his Euro­pean ca­reer, be­com­ing the sec­ond South Korean to reach that mile­stone.

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Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur for­ward Son He­ung-min has scored his 100th goal in his Euro­pean ca­reer, be­com­ing the sec­ond South Korean to reach that mile­stone.

Son scored Tot­ten­ham’s third goal in his club’s 3-1 win over Southamp­ton in their English Pre­mier League (EPL) match at Wem­b­ley Sta­dium in Lon­don on Wed­nes­day (lo­cal time). With Tot­ten­ham lead­ing 2-0, Son redi­rected Harry Kane’s cross in the 55th minute to bag his 100th ca­reer goal.

This was also Son’s fourth goal across all com­pe­ti­tions this sea­son. In the EPL, he has two goals in 10 matches.

Son is now the sec­ond South Korean to score 100 goals for Euro­pean clubs. Cha Bum-keun, who had stints with Frank­furt and Bayer Lev­erkusen in the Ger­man Bun­desliga in the 1980s, had 121 goals across all Euro­pean com­pe­ti­tions.

Son, who made his pro de­but with Ham­burger SV in the Ger­man Bun­desliga, scored his first goal in 2010. He then net­ted 20 goals for Ham­burger and scored 29 goals for Lev­erkusen be­fore mov­ing to Tot­ten­ham in 2015. With the Lon­don club, Son now has 51 goals.

Against Southamp­ton, Son started as a left winger in Mauri­cio Po­chet­tino’s 4-2-3-1 for­ma­tion. The 26-year-old al­most scored his 100th goal just three min­utes af­ter the kick­off. Son fired a vol­ley off Kieran Trip­pier’s headed pass, but his ef­fort rang the post.

In the 31st minute, Son’s mid­dle-range ef­fort was tipped away by Southamp­ton goal­keeper Alex McCarthy.

But Son fi­nally found the net in the 55th minute. Kane de­liv­ered a fine cross from the right side of the box, and Son tapped it home to give Tot­ten­ham a 3-0 lead.

Southamp­ton got their con­so­la­tion goal in added time as Char­lie Austin’s right-footed strike hit the net. Son played full time.

AFP-Yon­hap

Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur’s Son He­ung-min cel­e­brates scor­ing his team’s third goal dur­ing the English Pre­mier League foot­ball match against Southamp­ton at Wem­b­ley Sta­dium in Lon­don, Wed­nes­day.

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