SON MISSES FIRST SPURS DEFEAT
South Korean international Son Heung-Min was a major absentee for Tottenham Hotspur as they suffered their first defeat of the new Premier League campaign. The loss of Son to injury was a big blow for Spurs who were beaten convincingly by Crystal Palace in their latest league outing.Tottenham Hotspur were on the receiving end of a 3-0 loss with ten men at the hands of home team Crystal Palace in their London Derby clash at the Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon.
Tottenham Hotspur started the latest set of games in the Premier League at the summit after three wins from three games with South Korea player Son Heung-Min at the heart of those victories. The South Korea national team attacker scored the winning goal in two of those victories.
Spurs began the season with an impressive victory over Premier League holders Manchester City.South Korea star Son Heung-Min scored the only goal of the match to propel his team to a 1-0 win over the Citizens. In their second league game, England international Dele Alliscored from the spot inside the opening minutes of the game to give Tottenham Hotspur another 1-0 victory at the home of Wolves. Son Heung-Min then scored his second league goal of the season to give his team another 1-0 win at home to newly promoted side Watford in the London Derby.
During the just concluded international break, Son picked up a calf problem during the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier in the Asian region between South Korea and Iran last week Thursday. The injury forced him out of the next qualifying game against Lebanon.
The calf issue also ensured that Son missed the Palace game. Spurs played the majority of the second half with ten men after Japheth Tanganga was sent off for two yellow cards. Palace scored all the three goals in the second half thanks to a Wilfred Zaha penalty and a brace from second half substitute Odsonne Edouard. The Frenchman scored twice on his debut for Crystal Palace.