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Son Heung-min's 7 best Spurs goals - ranked

By Sean Walsh
Son has quite the list of spectacular finishes
Son has quite the list of spectacular finishes / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages
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First things first - this was a really difficult list to narrow down.

When you think of Son Heung-min, you think of him sprinting up the pitch and hammering home from 30 yards. The guy only scores amazing goals and he's grabbed plenty of them in his time at Tottenham.

But after careful deliberation, we managed to narrow down Son's 100+ Spurs goals to rank his best seven. Enjoy.


7. Curling strike vs Leicester

Son Heung-min
Give him a yard of space at your own peril / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages

Up at number seven is pretty much the archetypal Son screamer.

The South Korean opened the scoring in Spurs' 2-0 win at Leicester in the 2018/19 season, shifting inside past Nampalys Mendy and curling one home from 25 yards.

Oh, and it was with his 'weak' foot too for good measure.

6. Silencer vs West Ham

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Son loves a goal against the Hammers / Julian Finney/GettyImages

Often on the receiving end of Son's hammer blows are local rivals West Ham United.

Spurs were in desperate need of one in this meeting at Wembley at the start of 2018, too. David Moyes - recently appointed for his first spell with the Irons - had set up his side to frustrate Tottenham, and thanks to one of the purest strikes you'll ever see from Pedro Obiang, went into the final 10 minutes a goal to the good.

Mauricio Pochettino was out of substitutes and out of ideas, playing Moussa Sissoko and Victor Wanyama in defence in order to get as many attacking players on the pitch as possible.

But for all of the tactical tinkering, it was a thunderous effort from Son that earned Spurs a point.

5. Crucial go-ahead goal vs Man City

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Son starred on an unforgettable night in Manchester / ANTHONY DEVLIN/GettyImages

One of the greatest games in Champions League history featured a sprinkling of Son gold dust.

He scored the only goal in a crucial 1-0 first leg win the week prior, and Manchester City came racing out of the blocks to wipe out that deficit at the Etihad Stadium.

It looked destined to be a long night for Spurs (and it was, but not for that reason). But before 10 minutes had even been played, Son had bagged two crucial away goals.

The first was a squirming shot on the counter that slipped between Ederson's legs, but the second was vintage Son - one touch to set himself, the second to fire it into the very top corner.

4. Improvised finish vs Swansea

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Spurs hit Swansea for five / BEN STANSALL/GettyImages

Son was unhappy at Spurs heading into the 2016/17 season, and a move back to Germany with Wolfsburg was on the cards - what a let-off that was for Tottenham, eh?

Pochettino convinced the future star to stay and fight for his place at White Hart Lane, eventually breaking into the first XI and racking up the goals.

His most impressive that year came in a 5-0 demolition of Swansea, thinking on the fly to reach a loose ball and score with an unorthodox bicycle kick.

3. Derby day screamer vs Arsenal

Son Heung-min
Son hit a screamer in the NLD / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

A goal that feels a million years ago, even though it was the most recent on this list.

Spurs welcomed 2,000 fans back to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium amid the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, with Jose Mourinho's table toppers looking to pile the misery on 16th-placed Arsenal.

Mourinho sat the team up to hit the Gunners on the counter, and that eventually culminated with Harry Kane dinking one over the top for Son to latch onto, cutting inside and placing it so far out of goalkeeper Bernd Leno's reach.

2. Solo goal vs Chelsea

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Son's made a habit of these incredible solo runs.. / David Ramos/GettyImages

Chelsea had made a flying start to the 2018/19 campaign under new boss Maurizio Sarri, and went into their away game with Spurs as one of the last unbeaten teams in Europe.

Tottenham, meanwhile, looked knackered in November after a gruelling World Cup for most of their stars and a grand total of zero summer signings. They were also still playing at Wembley after several delays to opening their new stadium.

But after Dele Alli and Kane knocked the stuffing out of the Blues with two first-half goals, Son capped off a brilliant display with this astonishing solo run.

1. Puskas Award winner vs Burnley

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Spurs fans will never forget this one / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

But there was only ever going to be one goal top of this list, and it's the one that won the bloody Puskas Award.

Running nearly the length of the pitch with the ball at his feet, Son skipped past Burnley defenders as if he were playing hopscotch on a school playground, before dinking the ball over the onrushing Nick Pope.

Shoutout to Jan Vertonghen for one hell of an assist.


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