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Son Scores Brace as Tottenham Thrash Red Star Belgrade


Ahmed Ahmed

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 09:14 GMT

Tottenham eased to a 4-0 victory over Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League on Wednesday November 6th. The victory puts them in a strong position and in need of only one more win from their last two games to qualify for the knockout stages.

The north London side started the game on top as Harry Kane fired an effort wide of the goal in the 13th minute. Son Heung-Min also had struck a shot wide soon after, before Belgrade had their first opening midway through the first-half.

A mix-up in the Tottenham defence allowed Milan Pavkov to get through on goal, but his shot was saved by goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga.

Spurs finally took the lead just after the half-hour mark. Kane’s shot struck the post, but Belgrade failed to clear their lines before Son’s effort went against the crossbar, allowing Giovani Lo Ceslo to slot in the rebound for his first goal for the club.

The home side almost equalised when Rajiv van la Parra struck a shot against the post just before the break.

The visitors started the second half strongly and doubled their lead just after the hour mark. A counter-attack led to Dele Alli slipping a pass through to Son, who fired a shot into the back of the net.

Minutes later, the South Korean forward slotted in from Danny Rose’s low cross for his second goal of the game. Late-on debutant Ryan Sessegnon set up fellow substitute Christian Eriksen for the fourth goal of the game as Spurs sealed a comfortable victory.

AFP reported that Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was delighted with his side’s display, "We are so pleased with the performance of the team," he said,

"Now we need to keep going, it's only one game. We need to add three points more, but it is a good feeling after Everton.”