[엑스포츠뉴스 김희웅 인턴기자] Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) beat Gareth Bale and was selected as the best player in the game.
Tottenham completed 15th place Burnley 4-0. Tottenham (39 points) jumped to 8th place and narrowed the gap from 6th place Liverpool (40 points).
From the beginning of the game, Son Heung-min’s toes shone. In the second minute of the first half, a veil flooded the cross that Son Heung-min raised near the left outside the box, and broke the net with his right foot. Son Heung-min’s vision, path, and momentary penetration of the veil shined.
Tottenham, who brought the mood early, scored his second goal in the 15th minute by Harry Kane. In the 31st minute of the first half, Lucas Moura’s extra goal led to a three-point lead.
In the second half, Son Heung-min continued to work. Son Heung-min delivered the ball exactly to the feet of Bale, who was flooding from the right side with an out-front pass in a counterattack situation in the 10th minute of the second half. Bale shook the net with an elaborate left-footed shot inside the box.
Son Heung-min, who earned two help while running full-time, showed selflessness throughout the game. Rather than breaking through unreasonable dribbles, it provided opportunities to colleagues in a good position. Although there were no goals, he performed impressively by recording 7 key passes. Statistical media Whoscore gave Son Heung-min the second highest GPA of 8.9 in the team.
Son Heung-min, who made a big success, was selected as the best player in the game. The EPL Secretariat selects KOTM (King Of The Match) through fan voting on the official website after each match. 23,729 people participated in this vote, and Son Heung-min received overwhelming support by 55.3%. After the last EPL round 23, West Bromwich Albion, he was honored to be selected for the 8th KOTM of the season.
Bale, who scored two goals and one help, was in second place with 39.3%. 2.4% of Nick Pope followed by 1.2% of Sergio Regilon. Kane and Lucas Moura, who scored one goal at a time, were not in the top 10.
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