Southampton came into the game, looking for their first win of the season. And what better place to do it than their home ground St.Mary’s?
The opponents were Tottenham, who were fresh off a Europa League qualifying win but at the same time were also a little fatigued. But once the referee’s whistle sounded, Spurs were right on the mission of taking home the three points. So they continued with energy and intent, eventually winning the game 5-2, that saw South Korean forward score four goals against the Saints. Unusually, however, but good for the team, striker Harry Kane was on service duties and ended up getting 4 assists in the match.
The first assist came around the closing stages of the first half when Harry Kane positioned himself on the left flank and bend the ball past three Southampton defenders to reach Son. The winger only had to shoot with power past McCarthy to make it 1-1, after Ings has scored the opening goal in the game.
Shortly into the second half, Kane’s next assist arrived. The striker came deep into the midfield and passed the ball, almost without looking, between Bednarek and Stephens, which saw Son launched on the edge of the area and scored to make it 2-1.
A hat-trick of assists for Kane and goals for Son was achieved when the two once again combined on the counter. And it was the best moment of the match for a reason. Kane once again dropped deep into the midfield to facilitate the attack, and almost as a stroke of brilliance clipped the ball over the Soton defence for Son to secure the goal.
The final assist-goal from Kane and Son saw the action from the first goal replicated on the right side of the pitch. Kane had drifted to the right to strode past left-back Bertrand before attracting most of the defenders. This left Son unmarked to an extent, and with his pace and power coolly slotted past the helpless McCarthy to make it 4-1 and finish the game off.
Kane eventually made it 5-1 with a goal of his own, before Ings got a VAR-enabled penalty after Doherty’s handball and made it 5-2. It was a more than efficient performance from Tottenham, who now with the signings of Reguilon and Bale, will look to go from strength to strength.
Harry Kane became the first-ever English player to assist four goals in one Premier League game and just the sixth overall in the history of the competition.
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