Son shines with brace, but Eriksen stutters in poor showing

May 31, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgTOTTENHAM stormed to a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace with Son Heung-min continue his impressive record against the Eagles.The Korean netted a early double, with his goals sandwiched between a Patrick van Aanholt own goal.3 Son bagged his first goals of the season in spectacular fashionCredit: ReutersErik Lamela was also on target with damage all done before the half-time whistle blew.But it was Son, who got his goal tally off the mark, firstly dancing past the Palace defence for the opener, before rifling a volley past Vicente Guaita.Here, Paul Jiggins rates how well Spurs’ players did as they gained a second win of the season and jumped to third in the Premier League…HUGO LLORIS 7THE Tottenham keeper was a virtual spectator and did not have a serious save to make until the 43rdminute. His biggest challenge was staying awake.SERGE AURIER 8THE right-back was excellent going forward as he had a hand in the second and third goals. One of hisbest displays for Spurs.TOBY ALDERWEIRELD 9LOOKED far more assured with his pal Jan Vertonghen beside him, and hit some lovely passes,including the assist for the opener.3 Toby Alderweireld was a menace in defence, snuffing out opposition and setting up attacksCredit: ReutersJAN VERTONGHEN 7ENJOYED a very comfortable afternoon as Palace offered little in attack, which meant he could play theball out at the back with ease.DANNY ROSE 7WITH not much to concern him in defence, the England left-back supported his team-mates well inattack, but was not as effective Aurier on the other flank.HARRY WINKS 7LINKED defence and attack well and turned the ball over the quickly to ensure his side remained on thefront foot throughout.MOUSSA SISSOKO 7FOR once the Frenchman was not the one who had to provide ALL of the energy for Spurs as it wasshared around. But he still contributed.3 Christian Eriksen was not his usual sensational self, as speculation over his future continues to grow off the pitchCredit: AFP or licensorsSON HEUNG-MIN 9THE South Korean just loves playing against Palace. After scoring the stadium’s first-ever goal againstthem last season, he struck another two here – including a stunning volley.ERIK LAMELA 6HE may have got on the scoresheet but it was another average display from the Argentine who muststart showing he is a senior player soon.CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN 6THE Danish playmaker looks as though his contract situation is getting to him. He is a shadow of hisformer self – as was shown by his stoppage time free-kick, which sailed yards over the bar.HARRY KANE 7THERE cannot be many games when Tottenham have scored this many and he has not been on thescoresheet. But he was still a threat and provided the cross for Lamela to net the fourth.SUBSTANGUY NDOMBELE (for Winks 67) 5THE record signing only had to keep Spurs ticking over as the game was already won.Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongBEN DAVIES (for Rose 76) 5THE Welsh defender must be closing in on a return as Rose is looking like he could do with a breather.LUCAS MOURA (for Kane 85) 5THE Brazilian had little time to make an impact in his brief cameo up front.SUBS NOT USED: Gazzaniga, Wanyama, Dier, Alli.Mauricio Pochettino claims Christian Eriksen ‘always happy’ at Spurs despitelast_img

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