Twitter reacts as Heung Son-Min wins it in stoppage time at Villa Park
It wasn’t pretty but it was the result that counted. Tottenham moved to within one point of fourth-placed Chelsea thanks to Heung Son-Min.
The South Korean scored his second of the night with seconds left on the clock to ensure Spurs left Villa Park with all three points. With the strike, the South Korean also became the first Asian player to score 50 goals in the English Premier League.
It was vindication for the 27-year-old who was denied numerous times by an inspired Reina in goal. He, however, had the last laugh as he pounced onto Bjorn Engels’ mistake to run through at goal before dispatching it at the far corner.
Aston Villa took the lead in the ninth minute, courtesy of a Toby Alderweireld own goal. The Belgian responded by equalizing for his side in the 27th minute.
Spurs took the lead in first-half stoppage time when Son pounced on the rebound after Reina had saved his initial penalty. Villa came out strong in the second half and equalized, thanks to Bjorn Engels in the 53rd minute.
Tottenham had a number of chances to win the game, with Dele Alli, Son and Steven Bergwijn all going close. Jose Mourinho’s side, however, capitalized on Engels’ late mistake to ensure they left Villa with all three points.
Tottenham fans were thrilled at the victory and took to Twitter to praise Son. We take a look at some of the tweets here.
Twitter reacts to Son’s late Winner at Aston Villa
Heung-min Son is beyond insane
— Hamooda ☔ (@champagnefala7i) February 16, 2020
Killing me softly, Heung-Min Son
— Sam Rabin (@SamHayimRabin) February 16, 2020
Heung-Min Son is class. Always affects the game positively even when it's not pretty. Athleticism, intelligence, composure, technique off the charts, just an all around world-class player
— Robbie (@robbiearra) February 16, 2020
Daily reminder to protect Heung-min Son at all costs
— Hilton 🏳️🌈 (@Not_The_Hotel) February 16, 2020
— Riley Dueck (@RileyDueck) February 16, 2020
Heung-Min Son is the love of my life pic.twitter.com/VNn5CYeXIT
— StevieSzn (@SilkySteven___) February 16, 2020
Heung-min Son may be the most frustrating player in the world at times, but he is one of the few elite players we have. 6 goals in 5 games. Absolutely adore him.
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) February 16, 2020
Playing like absolute shite and then scoring the winner like that is some serious Mo Salah/Gareth Bale energy from Heung-min Son.
— James Harris (@JamesCHarris97) February 16, 2020
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– Heung-Min Son has scored 6 goals in his last 5 games.
– First Asian player to score 50 PL goals.
– Tottenhams 5th all time PL goalscorer.
He might not be great at decision making right now, but he’s stepped up when he’s needed to.
Give the man some respect. pic.twitter.com/FxeGER9XOQ
— alfie (@thfcaIfie) February 16, 2020
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