Son and Kane combination leads Tottenham Hotspur’s rout of Southampton




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Soccer Football - Premier League - Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur - St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, Britain - September 20, 2020 Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane scores a first goal which is later disallowed upon VAR review Pool via REUTERS/Justin Tallis

Southampton ()   – Son Heung-min scored four goals set up by Harry Kane as Hotspur came a goal down to overwhelm Southampton 5-2 on Sunday.

This earned the London outfit their first Premier League the season.

an action-packed first half at St Mary’s, both sides had a goal ruled out by VAR before Danny Ings finished well a tight angle the 32nd minute to put Southampton ahead.

The hosts deserved their lead and had chances to add a second before Son, Spurs’ first shot at goal, latched onto a fine first-time pass Kane to equalise first-half stoppage time.

same combination unlocked the hosts two minutes after the break, Son taking advantage a high Saints defensive line before racing clear to score.

Son’s first Premier League hat-trick completed in the 64th minute before Kane set him up again a sublime pass 17 minutes from time.

the first time player has assisted another’s Premier League hat-trick since 2003, when Thierry Henry set up Freddie Ljungberg’s treble for Arsenal against Sunderland.

Kane himself completed the rout with a close-range finish before Ings grabbed a late Southampton consolation from the penalty spot.

is incredible to score four in the Premier League,” Son said. “Four amazing assists from Harry, he deserves the man the award.

“We have been working for five season together . We know what we like and work hard on our relationship on and off the pitch. Hopefully, there are many more goals to come.”

The scoreline flattered , who only had five shots on target — two less than Southampton — but their clinical finishing made all the difference.

is three defeats from three in all competitions for Saints this season.

“It is hard to take,” Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuettl said. “At the beginning we were very good. Our heads dropped after their goal in the first half and we gave in too easy.

“The opponent not pressured on the ball at all. The defending a disaster.”

(Reuters/NAN)