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Son Heung-min channels his inner Diego Maradona with Goal of the Season contender

We’ll be seeing this replayed for years to come.

Son Heung-min scored a Goal of the Season contender as Spurs ran riot at home to Burnley.

Harry Kane opened the scoring at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with a cracking strike before Lucas Moura double the hosts’ lead with a tap-in from half a yard.

But it was the South Korean superstar who stole the show as he picked up the ball two yards from his own box and gradually accelerated until he was one-on-one with Nick Pope, having skipped past the Clarets’ challenges with slick ease.

See ya later

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See ya later

It was a solo goal with echoes of Diego Maradona against England at the 1986 World Cup, Lionel Messi vs Getafe, and, more recently, Sofiane Boufal against West Brom in 2017.

 

How about the wonderfully unexpected assist of Jan Vertonghen, who simply poked at the ball while defending a free-kick to the back post?

Son’s goal reaffirmed Spurs’ revitalisation under Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese tactician is known for his pragmatic approach and generally favours a tight defence over an expansive attack but the embryonic stage of his tenure in north London has been goal laden.

Chelsea’s defeat to Everton presented the ‘Special One’ with an opportunity to gain on his old club.

A Marcus Rashford-inspired Man United beat Spurs in midweek but a win over Burnley will make it three wins in four and improve their chances of finishing in the top four come May.

A couple more Maradona impressions from Son as part of 5-0 wins would certainly help the cause.

How can you not love this guy?

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How can you not love this guy?

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