Preston North End vs. Tottenham Hotspur – Match Report – January 28, 2023

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(EFE) — Tottenham did not need Harry Kane, they had plenty with Son Heung Min, another formidable footballer, the protagonist of almost everything in the irrefutable classification of the London team for the round of 16 of the FA Cup in the territory of Preston North End, which he surpassed with two great goals from the South Korean attacker to which was added the 0-3 of debutant Danjuma, on loan from Villarreal since January.

While the imposing and historic scorer of the ‘Spurs’ attended the match on the bench, covered against the cold, Son stood out on the field, who transformed Tottenham’s insistence, with possessions of 75 percent over his ‘Championship’ rival, the second English category, in a victory that did not admit any doubt as soon as the striker had space to break the clash.

It wasn’t until the second half, although the game never ran risks for the team coached by Antonio Conte, dominator from start to finish
also not without a significant number of chances, but a winner from minute 51, when Son offered himself away from the Preston defense, controlled with his left and unleashed an unstoppable left-footed shot to make it 0-1.

In two touches, control and shooting, with a parable near the post, the South Korean captain overwhelmed his opponent. By placement, by effect, by power, by quality, no one could get in the way of the individuality of Son Heung Min, practically omnipresent in each and every one of the opportunities available to his team and decisive again in the 69th minute.

Ivan Perisic had already aimed at 0-2 with a header, but it was not until Son’s next intervention that he definitively resolved the pass to the round of 16.

The Croatian international’s back-heeled pass was already good, but the striker’s maneuver inside the box was even more so, as he turned on himself to score with his left foot to make it 0-2.

After the match was defined, Danjuma entered the field of play for his debut with Tottenham. On loan from Villarreal in this winter transfer window, with a purchase option for the London club, Antonio Conte’s new attacker only needed 17 minutes to score his first goal for Spurs, a finisher inside the area after a cross from Kulusevski .

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