Son Heung-Min
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Son Becomes First Asian To Reach 50 Premier League Goals

Jayfred Ugo

Jayfred Ugo

Son Heung-Min reaches a double climax in one afternoon, scattering multiple records. The South Korean sensation won the Asian Footballer of the Year award for a record third time, and also went on to become the first Asian in history to score 50 EPL goals with his brace in a dramatic 2-3 win over Aston Villa on Sunday.

The 27-year-old Tottenham Hotspur forward scored a brace yesterday taking his goalscoring tally to 51 goals in his Spurs career and 9 league goals this English Premier League season.

The South Korean international, who joined Tottenham in 2015 from Bayer Leverkusen, scored during the first half injury time after initially missing the rebound from his penalty which Pepe Reina saved.

Tottenham defender, Toby Alderweireld, had earlier scored at both ends, but the hosts, Aston Villa, came back again in the second half to make it 2-2 through Bjorn Engels, the player who had ironically given the penalty away.

Son, who had an ace up his sleeves, capitalised on another Engels error in the second half at yet another injury time to sprint towards Aston Villa goalpost and wiped the ball past Reina for his 51st league goal and ninth of the season.

Son, who was interviewed by Sky Sport after the match had this to say,

“The run up to my penalty was the same versus Southampton,

“I was waiting for the keeper to move but he stood up and it was a great save but I didn't give up and luckily I scored. I was happy to help the team.

“We showed our character, We didn't give up. I played bad I had a couple of chances to score. I played very badly,

“I had a couple of chances to score and finally, in the last second, I score the winning goal. It makes me very, very happy. I think the lads deserved the win.”

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