Heung-min Son’s extraordinary record against Manchester City
Tottenham started off their Premier League campaign with a 1-0 first day of the season accomplishment over Manchester City on Sunday, to hand Nuno Espirito Santo a dream start to life in North London. An astounding team performance from the home side was covered off by Heung-min Son‘s second half winner, as he twisted home a splendid exertion from the edge of the box to hand his side the three points.
In doing so, Son continued his fine record against Manchester City, taking his count up to seven strikes in 14 appearances in all contests.
A significant part of the pre-match build-up was dominated by the news of Harry Kane’s nonattendance from the matchday team, with Manchester City the driving top picks for his mark. However, it was Son who moved forward against the Citizens in his absence – as he did with his best commitment against City in the Champions League quarter-last in 2019.
The main leg of that tie saw Kane limp off with a genuine lower leg injury soon after the beginning of the second half, before the South Korean smashed home a late victor to give his side a 1-0 total lead. In the away leg, his two first half strikes demonstrated imperative on a night when Tottenham progressed to the semi-last on away goals, with a total score of 4-4.
He has now scored in every one of the four times that Tottenham have entertained Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with strikes in successive 2-0 home triumphs in the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons.
His first goal against City came in the 2016/17 season, with an equalizer as Spurs clawed back a two-goal shortage to draw 2-2 at the Etihad Stadium.
By and by on Sunday, as he has done as such regularly in the past, he demonstrated the distinction against Manchester City.