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Heung-min Son makes Tottenham history with hat-trick vs Leicester

The South Korean enjoyed a substitute cameo to remember on Saturday


Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min etched his name ever further into the club’s history books on Saturday evening.

Spurs, of course, were back in action a short time ago.

Fresh off an alarming 2-0 defeat at the hands of Sporting CP, Conte’s troops have welcomed Premier League basement dwellers Leicester City to north London, eyeing a return to winning ways.

And, when all was said and done, get back on track courtesy of a three-point haul is precisely what the Lilywhites managed.

After struggling throughout the first-half, giving rise to a 2-2 scoreline with 45 minutes on the clock, Spurs exploded into life following the interval, to eventually emerge on the right side of a remarkable four-goal triumph.

And one man and one man only proved the undisputed star of the show.

Amid an alarming dip in form to open the campaign, the aforementioned Heung-min Son was dropped to the bench versus Leicester, making way for summer signing Richarlison.

Introduced off the bench just shy of the hour mark, though, the explosive attacker provided any and all doubters with a timely reminder of his unquestionable talents in front of goal.

With the score at 3-2, and the game very much in the balance, Son added his name to the scoresheet on no fewer than three occasions, two of which came in spectacular fashion.

And, in the process, Son secured for himself an altogether noteworthy piece of history.

As per statisticians Opta, the South Korean international has established himself as the first Tottenham Hotspur player to ever notch a Premier League hat-trick, after being introduced as a substitute.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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