Son Heung-min failed to score in three consecutive games, but helped Tottenham win.
Tottenham beat Luton Town 1-0 in the eighth round of the 2023-24 English Premier League (EPL) at Kenilworth Road in Luton, England on the 7th.
Tottenham, which has won two consecutive games, has continued its unbeaten streak in the opening eight games (6 wins, 2 draws, 20 points), beating Manchester City (18 points), which will play the eighth round against Arsenal on the morning of the 9th.
Luton Town, on the other hand, lost two consecutive games and ranked 17th out of 20 teams.
Son Heung-min, who played as a front-line striker, played 75 minutes until the 30th minute of the second half and failed to accumulate offensive points. 토토
According to soccer statistics media Hussaud Dotcom, Son Heung-min attempted three shots. There was one shot on target. Ball Touch recorded 31 times.
The rating was 6.82, the same as the team’s average, and it was the ninth of 11 starters. Defender Christian Romero shone the most with 8.56.
Tottenham, which was leading the game at the start of the game, had a bad news in the second half of the first half.
Tottenham’s Eve Bissouma, who received a yellow card in the 38th minute of the first half, was sent off for accumulating warnings after receiving a second yellow card in the first half of extra time.
Tottenham, which finished the first half without scoring, took the lead with a goal from center defender Mickey van der Penn early in the second half.
In the 7th minute of the second half, James Medicine dug into the right side of the goal area and gave up a pass, and Van der Penn, who participated in the attack, changed his direction from the right side of the goal area to his left foot and opened the goal. It was his EPL debut goal for van der Penn, who moved to Tottenham this season.
“On my way to the stadium on the bus, Sonny (Son Heung-min) said, ‘You’re going to score your first goal today,'” Van der Penn told TNT Sports in an interview. “I didn’t think so, but I said, ‘Maybe, who knows’. But now that I’ve scored my first goal, it’s perfect,” he said, adding that he has overcome numerical inferiority and gained three points, “I think I’ve shown great mental strength as a team.”
Son Heung-min, who plays with a groin injury, was replaced by Emerson Royal in the 30th minute of the second half.