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Tottenham got their title back on track with a first win in five outings and Arsenal maintained their recent resurgence with a third win on the rebound in Premier League action on Saturday.
Harry Kane and Son Heung-min were again among the Spurs scorers in their win over Leeds United, while Alexandre Lacazette helped himself to a double in the Gunners’ even more direct success at West Brom.
Crystal Palace also scored three valuable points with what is now a regular win over the doomed Sheffield United, who set an unwanted record with their latest setback, but there was nothing to separate Brighton and Hove Albion and Wolves in the other game from day.
Here is the selection of Opta’s data from Saturday’s Premier League matches.
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Tottenham 3-0 Leeds: Son and Kane combine again in a resounding victory
Son scored his 100th goal for Tottenham in all competitions to help his team on their way to a routine win over Leeds at the early start.
The South Korean international swept away Kane’s pass to become the 18th Spurs player to reach the milestone in his 253rd appearance.
Kane has now assisted to 17 goals for Son in all competitions, while the pair have combined 13 times in the Premier League alone in 2020-21; no two players have been linked more in a single season in the competition.
Prolific forward Kane had previously given Tottenham the lead and in doing so became the first player to reach double digits in both goals (10) and assists (11) in Europe’s top five leagues this season.
Kane has also now scored against all 30 opponents he has faced in the Premier League, the best 100 percent record in competition among players who have faced more than one team.
Toby Alderweireld added a third goal early in the second half and Leeds were unable to respond, the first time they have not scored in a league game away from home this season, leaving Aston Villa and Manchester United the only perfect teams in that sense.
The only flaw for the Spurs was Matt Doherty’s injury-time firing for a second yellow card, meaning they’ve already had more top flight red cards in 2021 than they had in all of 2020.