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Tottenham Hotspur star Heung-min Son endured an unusually disappointing match when the North London side arrived at Fulham last night threatened by relegation.
José Mourinho’s men were once again punished for their complacency, just as in the matches against Crystal Palace and Wolves, they let the opposition snatch something late from them.
Harry Kane had opened the scoring for Spurs by completing a sublime play in which Sergio Reguilon served him the ball at a plate before Cottagers winger Ivan Cavaleiro beat Eric Dier in mid-air to finish the tie at the 74 minutes.
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However, the fingers can point in the direction of his central defensive partner, as Davinson Sánchez defeated it all ends with substitute Ademola Lookman, who handed over the all-important center for the former Wolves player to score.
However, do not be too quick to judge as the Colombian colossus ranked fourth best in terms of SofaScore the ratings have been rated a 7.2, which was higher than Kane’s scorer.
In fact, Sánchez was a defensive stone apart from that moment: he made five punts and four tackles, which exceeded his average per game for the season so far, which means he was playing better than usual from a defensive point of view.
He also made 91% of his 64 pass attempts successfully, so it wasn’t like he was giving the ball away to the visiting team.
Instead, the blame should be on the South Korean’s feet, even if he can be forgiven considering his impact on this legislature.
Yes, it has contributed to 17 goals in the same number of games in the top flight, but Wednesday night was a huge waste to the point of costing them dearly.
Son recorded four big missed chances and had four shot attempts, via SofaScore, so it might be a complete surprise to see him walk away without a goal. He also delivered only 20% of his crosses successfully, which just goes to show how little Kane had to feed himself.
Another such opportunity came at 1-0 with the Spurs in dire need of killing Fulham, but Son found himself out of the game while playing at Reguilon to score.
No other Spurs player posted a worse rating than his 6.0, and with good reason how he summed up Spurs’ extravagance perfectly.
Dan Kilpatrick of the Evening standard he was less than impressed with his post-game ratings, stating that Son “was not his usual self in front of goal” and that “it was costly.”
That only adds more fuel to why it was so ineffective against a side that’s third from the bottom. It wasn’t long ago that Spurs were at the top of the Premier League standings.
Recently nicknamed A “reveal” from Sky Sports expert Jamie Carragher, the powerless attacker should have done much better with his chances and if he had, then the outcome could have been very different on the night.
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