Son Heung-min opened the goalscoring for Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League clash against Manchester City.
The Tottenham attacker finally broke the deadlock late in the second half with a scintillating goal.
Son took a well-calculated run and barely kept the ball inside the line, as he turned and beat the goalkeeper Ederson Moares with a brilliant shot.
This was Tottenham’s first Champions League goal in their new stadium.
The goal was significant for the host side as they had just lost Harry Kane on the pitch due to an ankle injury. The Tottenham captain had to be carried off the pitch as he couldn’t put his injured leg on the ground.
Son Heung-min goal vs Man City:
Tottenham pulled the plugs in the final stages of the game, as Christian Eriksen released the striker on the right.
Son took a poor first touch but managed to somehow keep the ball in play. Manchester City’s defence protested, however, and was momentarily distracted as all appealed to the linesman.
Son made a quick move and brought the ball inside swiftly and beat Ederson with a brilliant shot.
Take a look:
— Adel (@Adel87901751) April 9, 2019
Son goal vs City pic.twitter.com/jFw5HeWQHp
— – (@FutboIisLife) April 9, 2019
This was also Tottenham’s first Champions League goal in their new stadium. The game was fairly even with both the sides creating goalscoring opportunities.
There was a significant drama in the initial minutes of the first half when the referee awarded Manchester City a penalty through VAR consultation. However, Sergio Aguero failed to convert the spot-kick as Lloris made the correct dive.
How Twitter reacted..
First Premier League goal at Spurs’ new stadium: Son Heung-min
First #UCL goal at Spurs new stadium: Son Heung-min
Nice one. pic.twitter.com/EZ25FxJC5e
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) April 9, 2019
That is ridiculous persistence from Son. Bad touch, chases the ball down, turns on his right, leaves it on his left, bang, goal. Fantastic player.
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) April 9, 2019
GOOOOOOOOOOOOAL, Tottenham Hotspurs have score through Son. Super from the South Korean, 1-0 to the North London side. They’ve been the better side overall, new stadium 1st #UCL goal. pic.twitter.com/kPklXNfJ38
— footballnews (@footynews34) April 9, 2019
Tottenham returns to action on the weekend as the side faces Huddersfield Town in the Premier League.