Son Heung-min Ends Goal Drought with Late Strike in Tottenham’s Victory Over Crystal Palace

LONDON—Tottenham Hotspur's captain Son Heung-min found the back of the net for the first time in two months during their Premier League encounter against Crystal Palace, scoring the team's third goal in an 88th-minute victory at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday.

According to Yonhap News Agency, Son capitalized on a loose ball in Crystal Palace's half, launching a swift attack towards the goal before delivering a precise right-footed shot into the bottom right corner. This goal marked his 13th of the season, leading his team's scoring chart. It was a significant moment for Son, marking his first goal since returning to Spurs after participating in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup in February. His last goal before this had been scored on New Year's Eve against Bournemouth.

Son's goal places him tied for sixth in the Premier League goal-scoring standings, trailing the leader, Erling Haaland of Manchester City, by four goals. Reflecting on his goal, Son expressed immense joy, especially seeing the fans' celebration, which added to his happiness.

Despite being substituted out during added time and admitting to feeling "a little bit tired" during his decisive run, Son emphasized the importance of remaining composed in such high-pressure moments. His strategy to target the bottom corner paid off, contributing significantly to Tottenham's comeback from a 1-0 deficit to secure a 3-1 win.

This victory keeps Spurs in the fifth position in the Premier League standings with 50 points, closely trailing fourth-placed Aston Villa, who have 55 points but have played one more match than Tottenham.

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