Son Heung-Min scored one goal and played a pivotal role in another as Tottenham beat Brentford 2-0.
The South Korean forward produced a fantastic cross from the left wing after 12 minutes, with fortune falling Spurs' way when Pontus Jansson's header deflected off Sergi Canos and into the net.
Spurs could have added to their lead either side of half-time with Son forcing a fine diving save from long-range and Harry Kane seeing an effort blocked when one-on-one with Alvaro Fernandez.
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Midway through the second half the next goal came when Kane set free Sergio Reguilon behind the Brentford defence on the left flank and he squared for Son to tap home from six yards.
Brentford did threaten through long throws from Charlie Goode but never really looked liked getting anything from the game.
The victory lifts Antonio Conte's side up to sixth in the table.


Brentford came into the Premier League with such energy and their total commitment to the cause shows they remain fully bought into Thomas Frank's leadership. There is a real worry about them scoring enough goals in the second half of the season though.
Only Norwich have scored fewer goals than Brentford up to this point of the season and despite Ivan Toney being a sparky presence, defenders have little to be wary of. There is little sign of creativity in the squad to make enough chances for him.
Their long throws are a menace but they will need more than this and the six-point gap with Burnley, who have a game in hand, is nowhere near enough of a buffer to keep them out of the relegation scrap.


Not many attacking Tottenham players were near their best today but Son looked from the start like he was especially determined to get the win for his side. Although the first goal had more than a bit of good fortune of it, it was Son's cross from the left flank that caused the chaotic situation.
He could have scored earlier when, in typical style, he raced to the left of the Brentford defence before the keeper denied his left-footed strike bound for the corner of the net. Anyone could have tapped home in the manner he did.

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Tottenham: Lloris 7, Sanchez 6, Dier 6, Davies 7, Royal 6, Skipp 7, Hojbjerg 6, Reguilon 7, Moura 6, Son 8, Kane 7. Subs: Winks 6, Tanganga 6, Bergwijn 6.
Brentford: Fernandez 7, Goode 7, Jansson 6, Pinnock 6, Canos 5, Oneyka 6, Norgaard 7, Janelt 6, Henry 7, Toney 6, Mbeumo 6. Subs: Baptiste 6, Wissa 6, Jensen 6.


12' GOAL! Spurs 1-0 Brentford (Canos og): Wonderful cross from Son ends up with Jansson heading the ball against Canos and going into the Brentford net.
50' CHANCE! Great chance for Kane, after Skipp raced through midfield and played a perfect through-ball from the England captain but Fernandez makes himself big and blocks the shot.
65' GOAL! Spurs 2-0 Brentford (Son): Kane plays through Reguilon behind the Brentford defence on the left flank and he passes perfectly across the six-yard box for Son to tap home at the back post.


  • 1 - The number of Harry Kane's 18 goals since the European Championships which has come in the Premier League.
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