Heung-Min Son creates Premier League history against Man City before scoring own goal in thriller
Heung-Min Son continued his outrageous form against Man City with a stunning early goal – but then had the misfortune of putting the ball in his own net.
It was a thrilling start at the Etihad as Tottenham took on the Premier League champions down nine key players.
True to his words, Spurs manager Ange Postecoglou‘s side weren’t afraid to play their way out of trouble.
Man City’s press early on had the north Londoners smothered but Spanish winger Bryan Gil managed to kick-start a counter attack with just six minutes gone.
The strike means the South Korean is the first ever player to score away against four reigning champions.
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But the joy didn’t last long for those in the Spurs camp, and especially Son.
Man City earnt a free-kick on the right and Julian Alvarez’s superb cross forced the forward into action.
Sadly for Spurs, the 30-year-old looped the ball past Guglielmo Vicario with his knee as Tottenham held the lead for just three minutes.
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And with the own goal, he Son created more history becoming just the second player ever to get a goal and an own goal in the opening ten minutes of a game.
The clash then turned in City’s favour just after the half-hour mark as Phil Foden slotted the ball home from close range to put Pep Guardiola’s men 2-1 up.