Heung-Min Son: Tottenham winger reaches 100 Premier League goals with wonder strike vs Brighton

Heung-Min Son becomes 34th member of 100 Club after hitting landmark in Tottenham’s win over Brighton; Son achieved milestone in eight seasons at Spurs following his £18m move from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015; returns for seasons, opponents, goal types and shot location analysed

Heung-Min Son reached a century of Premier League goals for Tottenham with a wonder strike in the feisty 2-1 win over Brighton – but how did he score them all?

The 30-year-old joined Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen for £18m in 2015 and enters the elite 100 Club after eight seasons at the club – becoming the 34th player and first Asian player on the illustrious list.Son shared the Golden Boot last season with a career-topping 23 league goals and has hit double digits in six successive full seasons, but has struggled this term with only seven to date.

The South Korea international has netted 10 times against Southampton – boosted by his four-goal haul in a 5-2 win back in September 2020, and has also found the back of the net on nine occasions against Leicester.

In terms of goal ratios, Son has been most clinical against Aston Villa with five goals in five appearances – netting a hat-trick against the Villans in a 4-0 win in April last year and a double in the 3-2 victory in February 2020.

One of Son’s greatest strengths is his ability to fire with both feet, scoring 55 with his favoured right boot and 41 with his left, while nodding home another four. The winger is also prolific from range with 18 goals from outside the box.

Son has increasingly patrolled deeper and more central areas since Jose Mourinho took the reins in 2019 and continued that trend under Nuno Espirito Santo, Antonio Conte and Cristian Stellini.

Despite primarily playing down the left channel, the goal map below reveals how his inverted style of cutting into the box from wide areas has reaped success – converting shots from both sides of the penalty area in almost equal measure.
Son hopes his 100 Premier League goals inspire other Asian players
Heung-Min Son to Sky Sports: “It’s a big responsibility. I hope all the Asians and South Koreans, I hope all around Asia they look at this achievement. It’s always the belief. I’m the first Asian player but I take a big responsibility to do well. I hope to be an example and the young players who start playing football should believe they should do amazing things in the Premier League.”

What’s next?
Tottenham host relegation-threatened Bournemouth on Saturday April 15 with kick-off at 3pm.

Brighton continue their quest for European football with a trip to Chelsea on the same day. Kick-off 3pm.

Tottenham’s remaining fixtures
April 15: Bournemouth (H) – Premier League, kick-off 3pm

April 23: Newcastle (A) – Premier League, kick-off 2pm, live on Sky Sports

April 27: Man Utd (H) – Premier League, kick-off 8.15pm

April 30: Liverpool (A) – Premier League, kick-off 4.30pm, live on Sky Sports

May 6: Crystal Palace (H) – Premier League, kick-off 3pm

May 13: Aston Villa (A) – Premier League, kick-off 3pm

May 20: Brentford (H) – Premier League, kick-off 3pm

May 28: Leeds (A) – Premier League, kick off 4.30pm