Spurs 2-0 Brentford: Heung-min Son moves level with Salah as Mourinho’s men book League Cup final spot


Tottenham Hotspur got the better of Championship outfit Brentford this evening, to secure their spot in the finale of the EFL Cup.

Spurs 2-0 Brentford: Heung-min Son moves level with Salah as Mourinho’s men book League Cup final spot

Spurs march on

Jose Mourinho’s men welcomed the Bees to north London a short time ago, for a highly anticipated clash.

Spurs of course headed into proceedings with their tails up, on the back of a much needed return to form in the Premier League over the weekend, when they downed Leeds by 3 goals to nil.

Brentford, though, were no doubt also brimming with confidence, boasting a 4-game win streak across all competitions, including the ousting of Newcastle from the League Cup two weeks ago.

When all was said and done at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this evening, however, top-flight quality proved telling.

The visitors, to their credit, made a game of it, and even appeared to have levelled things up at one point in the 2nd-half, only for a VAR intervention to rule Ivan Toney’s header out for offside.

Spurs, though, saw both of their goals over the course of the 90 minutes stand, en route to a 2-0 win.

The Lilywhites opened the scoring inside the opening quarter of an hour, when Sergio Reguilon’s pinpoint delivery from the left was nodded home by Moussa Sissoko:

Then, shortly after Brentford’s aforementioned equaliser was chalked off, Heung-min Son killed off any remaining hopes of a comeback on the part of the away side.

A defence-splitting Tanguy Ndombele pass set the South Korean free, with Son having gone on to find the net with typical ruthlessness:

Kane & Son continue to dazzle

As such, Tottenham are set to head to Wembley in 3 months’ time, to fight it out for the club’s first piece of silverware since 2008.

Awaiting the capital giants in April is a meeting with one of Manchester United or Manchester City, with the fierce rivals set to battle it out in the EFL Cup’s 2nd semi-final in 24 hours’ time.

On the back of an altogether superb evening from a Spurs perspective, meanwhile, a noteworthy statistic surrounding the production of result-clincher Heung-min Son has since surfaced online.

As per the reliable OptaJoe, wide-man Son has now notched 16 goals across all competitions this season.

This marks the 2nd-most of any Premier League player to this point in the campaign, guiding the South Korean level with Liverpool standout Mohamed Salah.

Interestingly, the only individual from the English top-flight to have netted on more occasions is strike partner Harry Kane, showcasing once again the impressive strength of Tottenham’s deadly frontline.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Liverpool FC 17 16 33
2 Manchester United FC 16 9 33
3 Leicester City FC 17 10 32
4 Tottenham Hotspur FC 16 14 29
5 Manchester City FC 15 11 29
6 Southampton FC 17 7 29
7 Everton FC 16 6 29
8 Aston Villa FC 15 13 26
9 Chelsea FC 17 11 26
10 West Ham United FC 17 3 26
11 Arsenal FC 17 1 23
12 Leeds United 17 -3 23
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 17 -6 22
14 Crystal Palace FC 17 -7 22
15 Newcastle United FC 16 -8 19
16 Burnley FC 15 -11 16
17 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 17 -7 14
18 Fulham FC 15 -10 11
19 West Bromwich Albion 17 -28 8
20 Sheffield United FC 17 -21 2
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 12
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 11
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 11
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 10
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 10
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 8
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 8
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 7
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 7
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 7
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 6
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 6
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion FC 6
Abraham, Tammy Chelsea FC 6
Grealish, Jack Aston Villa FC 5
Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 5
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 5
Soucek, Tomas West Ham United FC 5

Source: 101greatgoals.com