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Son Heung-min stars with four goals as Tottenham sink Southampton 


London: Son Heung-min scored a sensational four goals as Tottenham Hotspur defeated Southampton 5-2 in the 2020-21 English Premier League on Sunday.

Son starred as Jose Mourinho's Tottenham bounced back from their opening match defeat to Everton with the Korea Republic international at his clinical best, scoring with his four shots on target.

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Harry Kane, who had a hand in all of Son's goals, scored the fifth as Tottenham came from behind after Danny Ings had given Southampton the lead in the 32nd minute.

Son equalised in stoppage-time with a fine goal and Tottenham didn't look back from there on as the Korea Republic star turned on the style.

Son, last season's EPL Goal of the Season winner, gave Tottenham the lead two minutes into the second half and completed his hat-trick in the 64th.

There was one more for Son, with his fourth coming in the 74th minute before Kane got a deserved goal in the 82nd.

Kane and Son have now combined for more EPL goals (24) than any other duo in the competition since August 2015.

Ings got his second of the night from the penalty spot in added time but it was mere consolation for Southampton who had been blown away by the Son show.

Photo: AFP

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