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‘Class is permanent’ – Gary Lineker reacts as Spurs star returns to his ‘brilliant best’

By Saikat -

Tottenham Hotspur picked up a 6-2 win over Leicester City in the Premier League earlier today.

Youri Tielemans opened the scoring for the away side from the penalty spot on the sixth minute but Spurs managed to get back on level times just two minutes later through Harry Kane.

The home side took the lead through Eric Dier on the 21st minute but they were pegged on the 41st minute through James Maddison.

With both sides heading into the break at 2-2, both sets of fans would have expected a closely contested affair in the second half as well.

However, Tottenham turned on the style in the second half to demolish a feeble Leicester defence.

Rodrigo Bentancur put the home side back in front with a second-half goal and late substitute Son Heung-Min grabbed an exceptional hat-trick to secure the three points for Antonio Conte’s side.

The 30-year-old South Korean international has had dismal start to the league campaign and the hat-trick will have done him a world of good.

Son is a world-class player and his return to form will come as a major boost for the fans and the dressing room.

Meanwhile, former Tottenham striker Gary Lineker has reacted to the South Korean’s performance on social media.

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coys1882
coys1882
7 days ago

For 70 minutes we were outplayed, apart from a 15 minute spell after they scored the first goal and then for the first 10 minutes of the second half. The game changed when Conte first brought on Son and then Bissouma and Romero. We suddenly regained control of the midfield and then wreaked havoc up front with Sonny and Kane playing as a front two, whilst Romero (and Emerson) shored up the defence.

Those two sublime finishes from Sonny added a very misleading gloss to an otherwise close game, which Leicester actually controlled for much of the time both in possession and in shots. However their defence is so bad, that ultimately Sonny, with a point to prove, was unstoppable. In summary, Sonny papered over the cracks … but there are still issues to be resolved.

Dino
Dino
7 days ago
Reply to  coys1882

Son may have grabbed the headlines but Bissouma in midfield was key as we were continually getting overwhelmed in there… his introduction changed the game as he made key interceptions & used the ball very well… I’d like to see us play with 3 in there more often 4-3-3..

coys1882
coys1882
7 days ago
Reply to  Dino

Yes, it was a key substitution. He (Bissouma) made a great impact and with three in midfield, all ball-winners, Leicester suddenly looked a lot less threatening on the break, as they kept on being dispossessed. Interestingly, with just the familiar duo of Kane and Son up front, it kind of simplified and streamlined the attack and our transition game also. Romero and Royal too had an impact once they settled down, that solidified the right side of our defence, which was being torn to shreds in the first half.

at large
at large
7 days ago

I’ll take the result but I can’t say I really enjoyed watching that game.

Non-Spursy
Non-Spursy
7 days ago
Reply to  at large

This!

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