Tottenham Hotspur 6-2 Leicester City: Son Heung-min ends barren start with hat-trick in 13 minutes


Harry Kane has scored more goals against Leicester (20) than anyone else in all competitions.

Son Heung-min ended his goal drought with a scintillating 13-minute hat-trick as Tottenham mercilessly punished Leicester’s latest defensive horror show.

The South Korean striker responded to Antonio Conte’s decision to drop him to the bench after a barren start to the season by scoring two superb goals and adding a late third.

Spurs went behind through an early Youri Tielemans penalty but capitalized on Foxes’ misses in the break as Harry Kane and Eric Dier nodded in corners to turn the game around.

James Maddison’s stunning first-time finish got Leicester level again, but Wilfried Ndidi’s mistake allowed Rodrigo Bentancur to put Tottenham ahead before substitute Son stole the show.

The victory maintained Spurs’ unbeaten start to the Premier League season as they moved up to second, level on points with leaders Manchester City.

Leicester, on the other hand, remain at the bottom of the table, still looking for their first win, despite leading four of their seven games so far.

As in every Premier League game this weekend, fans observed a minute’s silence for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and a 70th minute standing ovation in honor of her 70-year reign.

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Tottenham Hotspur

  1. Group number7Player nameSon Heung-Min
  2. Group number12Player nameEmerson Royal
  3. Group number17Player nameRomero
  4. Group number38Player nameBissouma

City of Leicester

  1. Group number1Player nameWard

  2. Group number27Player nameChestnuts

  3. Group number6Player nameEvans

  4. Group number3Player nameZone

  5. Group number2Player nameJustin

  6. Group number25Player namepatience

  7. Group number10Player nameMaddison

  8. Group number8Player nameTielemans

  9. Group number22Player nameDewsbury Hall

  10. Group number7Player nameBarnes

  11. Group number20Player nameClick on

  1. Group number9Player nameVardy

  2. Group number14Player nameIheanacho

  3. Group number42Player nameSoumare

The eleven

Tottenham

training 3-4-2-1

  • 1the glories
  • 6D Sanchezreplaced byRomeroin 59′minutes
  • 15Dier
  • 34Lenglet
  • 14PerisicBooked in 73 minutesreplaced byEmerson Royalin 55′minutes
  • 5Højbjerg
  • 30Bentancur
  • 19R Sessegnon
  • 21Kulusevskyreplaced byBissoumain 70′minutes
  • 9richarlisonreplaced bySon Heung-Minin 59′minutes
  • 10Kane

replacements

  • 2Doherty
  • 4skip it
  • 7Son Heung-Min
  • 11Gil
  • 12Emerson Royal
  • 17Romero
  • 20Forster
  • 25available
  • 38Bissouma

Leicester

training 4-1-4-1

  • 1Ward
  • 27Chestnuts
  • 6Evans
  • 3Zone
  • 2Justin
  • 25patienceBooked in 49 minutesreplaced bySoumarein 85′minutes
  • 10Maddison
  • 8Tielemans
  • 22Dewsbury Hallreplaced byIheanachoin 74′minutes
  • 7Barnes
  • 20Click onBooked in 60 minutesreplaced byVardyin 74′minutes

replacements

  • 9Vardy
  • 11Albrighton
  • 14Iheanacho
  • 17Pérez
  • 18Amartey
  • 26Talking
  • 31in Ivers
  • 33Thomas
  • 42Soumare

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