In the second round of the Premier League , Tottenham had a difficult start against Southampton when they conceded early. However, the excellence of the duo Harry Kane – Son Heung-min helped Tottenham come upstream to win a jubilant 5-2 victory over the home team. While Kane had 1 goal and 4 assists, Son also impressed with 4 goals.
With a poker shot against the South English team, Son Heung-min made history as the first Asian player to score 4 goals in a match in the Premier League. Son is also the first Korean striker to complete a hat-trick in this tournament. And yet, all 4 of Son’s goals were created by Kane.
Before that, Asian football had a star who scored a hat-trick in a Premier League match. It was Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa with 3 goals against Norwich City in 2013. At that time, Kagawa was also in Manchester United.
Notably in the interview that followed, Mourinho also interrupted the interview after the match of Son Heung-min. Specifically, when Son was interviewing after the game, coach Jose Mourinho came up and said briefly: “The best player in the match – Harry Kane” and then smiled and patted the student.
The Korean striker also shared with a similar sentiment: “I would say the same. I would say that Kane is the best player in the match because he has scored and has four assists. This is the season. Friday that Harry and I travel together. We understand each other and want to build a good relationship both on and off the pitch.
Thanks to the shining screen against Sotuhampton, Son Heung-min has just joined the list of 28 players who have scored 4 goals in a Premier League match. Some of the other Liverpool players to appear on this list include Mohamed Salah and Luis Suarez.
However, two of the most famous of the poker came in games against Liverpool with Mark Viduka in the 4-3 win for Leeds and Andrey Arshavin in Arsenal’s 4-4 draw at Anfield.
There are only 6 cases where there are 2 times 4 goals per game: Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Frank Lampard, Yakubu and Aguero.
So far, only five players have scored five goals in one Premier League game including Andy Cole, Alan Shearer, Jermain Defoe, Dimitar Berbatov and Sergio Aguero.