South Korea national team skipper Son Heung-Min made a scoring return to the Tottenham Hotspur starting line-up last weekend but his goal could not save his team from losing to Manchester United in a Premier League encounter played at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The South Korea attacker sustained an hamstring problem in the 2-1 defeat at Arsenal in the North London Derby last month and he didn't return until after the recent international break.

Son Heung-Min had to go off early during the North London Derby because of the injury. His replacement Erik Lamela scored a world class goal in the first half to give their team the lead at the Emirates Stadium before hosts Arsenal roared back with two goals from Martin Odegaard and Alexandre Lacazette (penalty) to win the game. The goals came either side of the interval with Lacazette netting the winning goal from the penalty spot in the second half.

South Korea attacker Son Heung-Min returned from the hamstring problem in the away game at relegation threatened Newcastle United. He came on in the second half with the scoreline at 2-1 in favour of his team but Spurs could not hold on for the three points after Arsenal loanee Joe Willock came off the bench to score the equaliser for hosts Newcastle United. English midfielder Willock is on loan at the Magpies from North London rivals Arsenal.

Son scored in the first half of Spurs’ game with Manchester United shortly after he had been involved with a disallowed Manchester United goal .His goal gave Spurs a 1-0 lead at the interval but visitors Manchester United came back in the second half to score three goals through Brazilian international Fred, EdinsonCavani and Mason Greenwood. Young England striker Greenwood came off the bench to score the third goal in added time and win the game for the Red Devils.

With the defeat, Spurs failed to take the chance of moving into the top six on the league table and within three points of the Champions League places. On their part, Manchester United consolidated second place and also moved to within 11 points of leaders Manchester City with a game in hand.