Tottenham thrashed Southampton 5-2, their first win in the 2020/21 Premier League season, with Korea international, Son Heung-Min scoring 4 goals.
It was a great joy for the Manager called THE SPECIAL ONE, Jose Maurinho who went back to winning ways in style.
Danny Ings scored the opening goal of the match handing Southampton the lead in the 32nd minute.
Son equalized for the visitors on the stroke of half time giving Spurs a fighting chance. Two minutes into the second half, Son found the net again.
The midfielder could not stop scoring in the match finding the net again the third and fourth time in the 64th and 73rd minute.
In an action-packed first half at St Mary’s, both sides had a goal ruled out by VAR before Danny Ings finished well from a tight angle in the 32nd minute to put Southampton ahead.
The hosts deserved their lead and had chances to add a second before Son, with Spurs’ first shot at goal, latched onto a fine first-time pass from Kane to equalise in first-half stoppage time.
That same combination unlocked the hosts two minutes after the break, with Son taking advantage of a high Saints defensive line before racing clear to score.
Son’s first Premier League hat-trick was completed in the 64th minute before Kane set him up again with a sublime pass 17 minutes from time.
It was the first time one player has assisted another’s Premier League hat-trick since 2003, when Thierry Henry set up Freddie Ljungberg’s treble for Arsenal against Sunderland.
Spurs forward, Harry Kane, eventually nailed the last in the 82nd minute. He was denied the chance of getting the opening goal of the match in the 3rd minute. His effort was ruled offside.
Danny Ings came back scoring a consolation goal for the saints at the 90th minute.
Tottenham’s win against Southampton would mark as their first win of the season after they lost to 1-0 to Everton in their season opener.
Kane himself completed the rout with a close-range finish before Ings grabbed a late Southampton consolation from the penalty spot.
“It is incredible to score four in the Premier League,” Son said. “Four amazing assists from Harry, he deserves the man of the match award.
“We have been working for five season together now. We know what we like and work hard on our relationship on and off the pitch. Hopefully, there are many more goals to come.”
The scoreline flattered Tottenham, who only had five shots on target — two less than Southampton — but their clinical finishing made all the difference.
It is now three defeats from three in all competitions for Saints this season.
“It is hard to take,” Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuettl said. “At the beginning we were very good. Our heads dropped after their goal in the first half and we gave in too easy.
“The opponent was not pressured on the ball at all. The defending was a disaster.”