Son Heung-min scored a brace for Tottenham against Leicester on Sunday, giving him a Premier League goals total that is a personal best for the South Korean front.
Spurs beat Leicester 3-1 in the second half, with the 29-year-old scoring after an hour and then again 11 minutes from time to enhance his team’s top-four aspirations.
Son’s first came after Argentine defender Cristian Romero twice won the ball back, and the South Korean celebrated by pointing at the Argentine defense.
His second goal, which came after a pass from substitute Dejan Kulusevski, was a beautiful left-footed curler into the top corner, adding to his impressive tally since joining Bayer Leverkusen in 2016.
The two goals were his 18th and 19th in the Premier League this season, surpassing his previous high of 17 from last season.
Son scored 17 goals in 37 games for the 2020-21 season. His 19 goals have come in just 31 games this season, and he still has four games left to add to his tally and become the first player in Premier League history to finish a season with 20 or more goals.
With 20 goals in all competitions (plus one in the Europa Conference League), Son only needs three more goals to surpass his previous best of 22 from last season.
How many goals and assists does Son have this season?
Son Heung-Min has played 31 games in the English Premier League season 2021/22. He has 36 shots on goal out of a total of 53, and he has 19 goals (11.22 xG). Son Heung-Min averages 30 passes per game, with an 87 percent accuracy rate, and 7 assists.
After Mohamed Salah, he is now the second most scorer in the Premier League.
Son has now made the top 100 for three years in a row: in 2019, he was ranked No. 5 on the top 10 wingers list, and in 2020, he was ranked No. 7 on the top forwards’ list.