Son Comes Up Big For Tottenham In Away Win At Burnley
Son Heung-min and Harry Kane continue their impressive start to the season as they linked up yet again for the only goal to give Tottenham a fortunate win away to Burnley.
Kane headed Erik Lamela‘s pass into the path of Son, who headed home Spurs’ first effort on target.
That is the 29th time the pair have combined for a Premier League goal, while Son is now the division’s leading scorer with eight.
Spurs now have 11 points from six games, just two points behind leaders Everton after their third win of the season.
Jose Mourinho hailed his attacking stars, who have now combined for 29 Premier League goals — only Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard have managed more, with 36.
“It is an understanding that comes from Maurcio (Pochettino’s) time,” said Mourinho. “I don’t want all the credit myself, let’s share with Mauricio.
“They play together for a long time, probably a different way because Harry is not always a nine now.
“What pleases me more about them both is that they are two top players but close friends, no jealousy, they both play for the team.”
Burnley were unfortunate to lose with Ashley Barnes having a goal ruled out for offside and Kane clearing a James Tarkowski header off the line.
Ashley Westwood and Johann Gudmundsson also forced Hugo Lloris into saves.
With this defeat Sean Dyche‘s Clarets remain in the relegation zone on one point.