‘He Doesn’t Want to Help Arsenal’: Fans Claim Son ‘Deliberately’ Missed His Chance vs Man City

‘He Doesn’t Want to Help Arsenal’: Fans Claim Son ‘Deliberately’ Missed His Chance vs Man City

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
May 14, 2024 at 9:24 PM
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  • Son Heung-min missed a glorious chance against Man City
  • The usually reliable Tottenham star missed a 1v1 opportunity
  • Fans reckon that Son's profligacy against City was deliberate

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The Premier League clash between Tottenham and Manchester City ignited a frenzy on social media, sparked by Son Heung-min's rare miss.

Spurs found themselves in a pivotal position in the Premier League title race, with Arsenal and Manchester City locked in a heated battle for the top spot.

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Heung-min Son uncharacteristically missed a golden chance against Manchester City on Tuesday, May 14. Photos by David Horton - CameraSport/Getty Images and @Football__Tweet/X.
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A victory or even a draw for Spurs would have dealt a blow to City's title aspirations while potentially benefiting Arsenal's quest for their first league title in nearly two decades.

The odds seemed stacked against the defending champions, given their historical struggles at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

However, Pep Guardiola's side defied the odds, securing a crucial 2-0 win on Tuesday night, courtesy of two goals from Erling Haaland, according to City's website.

While City's victory appears to have all but secured their fourth successive Premier League title, a crucial moment in the game could have altered its outcome.

Son Heung-min's rare miss vs Man City

Son had a golden opportunity to score when one of his teammates pickpocketed Manuel Akanji, but the usually reliable South Korean failed to convert, with Stefan Ortega making the save, per The Telegraph.

This missed opportunity kept City's lead intact, and they later extended their advantage with Haaland's second goal from the penalty spot in stoppage time.

Fans accuse Son of 'deliberate' miss

Following the match, football fans took to social media to speculate that Son's miss was deliberate, suggesting that he may have opted not to help Spurs' North London rivals, Arsenal, by intentionally failing to score.

A popular Chelsea fan, @CFC_Janty, claimed:

"Son does NOT want to score to help Arsenal."

Another user, @BlessedOdoba, believes the South Korean wants City to win the EPL trophy:

"Son low key wants it for City."

@keithpeter131 quipped:

"How did he miss that?"

@MoBamba617 added:

"Instead of the easy goal to the right. He shoots into Ederson. He missed on purpose."

@Themansamson01 wrote:

"Investigate that dude for match fixing now."

Pep Guardiola reacts to Son Heung-min's miss

In a related publication, Sports Brief reported that Pep Guardiola's reaction to Son Heung-min's rare profligacy could arguably be deemed the most hilarious of the season.

With the defending champions leading 1-0, Son Heung-min seized on Manuel Akanji's error in the 86th minute, finding himself one-on-one with Stefan Ortega in the Citizens' goal. However, the South Korean star missed.

Guardiola's reaction to Son's miss was unmistakable, displaying clear disbelief.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.