‘Super’ Sonny Grabs Hattrick As Spurs Demolish Sorry Leicester City to Share Premier League Top Spot With City

‘Super’ Sonny Grabs Hattrick As Spurs Demolish Sorry Leicester City to Share Premier League Top Spot With City

  • Son Heung-min ended his goal-scoring drought in sensational fashion when he climbed off the bench to score a hattrick in a comprehensive win for Tottenham
  • Spurs clawed from a goal down to record a 6-2 victory over a hapless Leicester City, who remain bottom of the Premier League without a win
  • It was the perfect response from Antonio Conte's men who suffered a shock defeat to Sporting in midweek

Tottenham Hotspur clawed from a goal down to secure a thrilling 6-2 win in a topsy turvy encounter staged at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

A solitary strike from Eric Dier, Harry Kane and Bentacur plus a 13-minute hattrick from Son Heung-min rendered James Maddison and Tieleman's first-half strikes only a consolation as Spurs walloped Leicester.

Coming off the back of a disappointing Champions League defeat at Sporting Lisbon, Spurs looked to continue their unbeaten start to the Premier League against a limping Leicester City.

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Heung-min Son grabbed a 13-minute hattrick to end his goal-scoring drought this season. Photo credit: @SpursOfficial
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Unfortunately for Antonio Conte's charges, they were trailing after just six minutes with Youri Tielemans scoring from the spot after a rush challenge from Davinson Sanchez.

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Tielemans' goal was the inspiration Spurs needed to get into their groove as Harry Kane cooly tucked away a delicious assist from winger Kulusevski, who served the Englishman on a plate, two minutes after Leicester's opener.

Leicester will pick the ball from the net again via the same sequence when Ivan Perisic's corner was beautifully connected by Eric Dier to turn the tie in favour of the hosts after 21 minutes.

Sanchez will also get the ball at the back of the net with Leicester's Achilles' Heel raring its ugly head once again only to be spared by the referee, who whistled for a foul.

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The disallowed proved crucial for the Foxes, who rode on the referee's decision to level the score as James Maddison scored a peach of a goal with four minutes to halftime.

Both Sanchez and Maddison will come close to taking the lead for their sides but will be expertly repelled by the respective goalkeepers.

Rodrigo Betancur ensured the halftime break did not take the wind out of the sail of Tottenham when he restored the lead two minutes after recess after a mistake from the Leicester defence.

Patson Daka will come closest to scoring for the Foxes, however, his profligacy and impatience in front of goal will prove his undoing as Spurs held on to their slim lead.

Substitute and last season's top scorer Son Heung-min will stretch the lead for Conte's men when his magnificent drive from the edge of the box zoomed straight into the top corner to put some distance between the two sides.

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The Korean reminded everyone why he finished the division's top scorer with two more goals to seal a great outing for Antonio Conte's men.

Sporting strike late to down Spurs

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Sporting Lisbon vs Tottenham Hotspur Champions League clash ended in a 2-0 win for the Portuguese giants at Estadio Jose Alvalade.

The two sides had a bright start to their continental campaign, with each of them winning their respective opening group fixtures.

Spurs kicked off their campaign with a 2-0 win over Marseille on their return to Champions League action after two years, with Sporting hammering Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0.

Source: Sports Brief News