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Spurs ace Son becomes the first Asian player to score 50 Premier League goals

first_imgTOTTENHAM star Heung-min Son set a new Premier League record after bagging his first goal of the contest at Aston Villa.The South Korean superstar pounced on the rebound after his penalty was initially saved before sealing the match by punishing Bjorn Engel’s error to hand his side a crucial 3-2 victory.2 South Korean star Son Heung-min has now scored 51 Premier League goalsCredit: ReutersIt took his season’s tally to nine but his first strike ensured he became the first Asian player to reach 50 Premier League goals.Son, 27, has needed 151 matches to reach the impressive milestone meaning he is averaging a goal every three matches.The forward is by far the most recognised Asian football in England’s top flight and is regarded as a hero in his native career.Previously it was Manchester United’s Park Ji-sung that was the biggest star after scoring 19 goals and 21 assists in 154 Premier League appearances.Ex-Newcastle midfielder Ki Sung-yueng has scored 15 times while former Leicester man Shinji Okazaki scored 14 in 114 matches.Shinji Kagawa made huge headlines when he left Borussia Dortmund for Manchester United in 2012 but only found the net six times.50 – With his 8th league goal of the season, Son Heung-min has become the first Asian player to reach 50 Premier League goals. Representation. pic.twitter.com/XF4EHv4Mq6— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 16, 2020 Spurs’ win lifts them up to fifth in the league and Son was quick to praise his side’s character.He said after the game: “We were 1-0 down so we showed our character and we didn’t give up.”I felt bad because I had a couple of chances to score but I got the winning goal which makes me very happy and I think the lads deserved the win.”2 Park-Ji Sung had scored 19 times for Manchester United in the leagueCredit: Mark Robinson – The SunMartin Keown says Eric Dier is playing in the wrong position at Tottenham MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokesmost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidslast_img read more

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