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Son Heung-min and Harry Kane have been a nightmare for Premier League defenders this season. On Monday, the Tottenham duo fixed a 1-0 victory against Burnley.

Son Heung-min and Harry Kane were once again crucial. Foto: JASON CAIRNDUFF / X03805

Burnley – Tottenham 0–1

The goal that decided the match at Turf Moor was the ninth in the league where the two were last and second last on the ball. Son has scored seven of the goals, and the South Korean also won the match against Burnley.

14 minutes left in the regular period when a corner kick from substitute Erik Lamela ended with Kane passing the ball on to Son. From a good position, the South Korean stuck the ball in cash in the net.

The goal was the Tottenham profile’s eighth in the Premier League this season. That makes him the top scorer so far. Everton Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the back seat has seven, while three players stand with six.

Kane and Son have in recent seasons formed a fantastic attacking duo. Together they have combined for 29 goals. Only Chelsea players Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba have made more in the Premier League era, writes the statistics service Opta.

– We understand each other well. He is fantastic. I just have to run and get the ball served in my legs, says Son about Kane in an interview shown on TV 2.

The victory sent Tottenham up to fifth place in the table. Up to the leading Everton, there are now only two points difference for the team of José Mourinho.

Burnley, for their part, have only Sheffield United and Fulham behind them. The three bottom layers all have one point.

Son Heung-min celebrated his goal like this. Foto: LINDSEY PARNABY / X01348

Wear and tear

Tottenham manager José Mourinho sent a clear warning in the interview before Monday’s match to those who thought the guests would easily travel to three points on Turf Moor.

It should turn out to stick.

Burnley manager Dean Dyche had obviously instructed his eleven chosen ones to stay compact and deny guests plenty of room, a plan that worked very well.

The first 45 minutes were extremely poor. To the extent that some of the teams showed signs of creating something, the home team was as much as the guests in front.

Ashley Barnes thought he had sent Burnley into the lead after 20 minutes of play, but the goal was correctly canceled out for offside.

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Rescue on the line

The introduction to the second round was not richer either. Tottenham struggled to break down a Burnley team that defended very well.

With 71 minutes played, the home side managed to get a 1 – 0 lead as James Tarkowski flipped the ball in after a cross from the right. At the line, Harry Kane averted scoring with a brilliant intervention.

Then Son could fix 1-0 in the opposite yet, but Kevin Long blocked the South Korean’s finish with a solid defensive intervention.

When Son got the chance again right after, however, the home team could not resist. Thus, the guests could cheer for three important points.

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