Son Heung-mins 120th EPL Goal

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Korean soccer star Son Heung-min scored his 120th goal in his 300th match in the English Premier League (EPL)

Son Heung-min's 120th EPL goal... Tottenham’s chances of fourth place virtually disappear

 

17th goal of the season in the 300th EPL game... Tottenham lost 2-4 to Liverpool and was unable to close the gap with 4th place Aston Villa... Tottenham in the throes of 4 consecutive losses

Korean soccer star Son Heung-min scored his 120th goal in his 300th match in the English Premier League (EPL), but was unable to prevent his team Tottenham from losing 4 times in a row.

Tottenham lost 2-4 to Liverpool after struggling, conceding 4 goals first, in the 2023-2024 EPL round 36 away game held at Anfield in Liverpool, England on the 5th (local time).

Striker Richarlison scored in the 27th minute of the second half and captain Son Heung-min scored in the 32nd minute to begin the chase, but the gap was too large to overturn the game. 파워볼게임

This goal was the 120th goal of Son Heung-min, who achieved 300 appearances in EPL through this game.

Previously, the only players who achieved 300 EPL games for Tottenham were Hugo Lloris (LA FC) and Harry Kane (Bayern Munich).

Son Heung-min, who scored his 120th goal, moved up one place to tied for 22nd on the EPL all-time scoring list.

He stood shoulder to shoulder with Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.

If he adds one more goal, he will be tied for 20th place with Raheem Sterling (Chelsea) and Romelu Lukaku (AS Roma).

If you look at this season alone, this is the 17th goal (9 assists) of the season.

Although Son Heung-min scored a significant goal, Tottenham was mired in four consecutive losses at the end of the season, virtually eliminating the possibility of advancing to the UEFA Champions League (UCL) next season.

5th place Tottenham (18 wins, 6 draws, 11 losses, 60 points), which also lost on this day following Newcastle (0-4), Arsenal (2-3), and Chelsea (0-2), is 4th place Aston Villa (20 wins, 7 draws, 9 points).

The gap between losses and wins (67) was not narrowed in this round either.

Tottenham, who has played one game less, must win all three remaining games and Aston Villa must lose all two games to turn the tables.

If they lose even once, the mathematical possibility of fourth place completely disappears, and even the schedule is not friendly to Tottenham as they are meeting Manchester City, who are competing for the title, on the 14th.

In terms of goal difference, Aston Villa (+20) is ahead of Tottenham (+11), so even if they draw with Manchester City and win two games to gain 7 points, Aston Villa, who lost all of their games, is ahead.

In this season's EPL, only the top 4th place will receive the right to participate in next season's UCL.

Tottenham was dragged down by conceding a goal to Muhammad Salah in the 16th minute of the first half.

Cody Hakpo's cross was headed by Salah.

In the 45th minute of the first half, left fullback Andy Robertson calmly pushed in from the front of the goal when Salah's shot was blocked to make it 2-0.

Liverpool's momentum continued to be fierce in the early part of the second half.

Hakpo scored a goal this time by heading a cross from the right side in the 5th minute of the second half.

In the 14th minute of the second half, Tottenham's defeat deepened as Harvey Elliott scored with a cool mid-range shot from the penalty arc.

13 minutes later, Tottenham made up for a goal by Richarlison, and in the 32nd minute of the second half, Son Heung-min scored and chased down two goals in five minutes.

Son Heung-min, who received Richarlison's pass in front of the goal, accurately hit the bottom corner of the goal.

However, Tottenham failed to score an additional goal, leaving only Liverpool with 3 points.

Third-place Liverpool (23 wins, 9 draws, 4 losses) rose to 78 points, leaving a faint mathematical possibility of winning.

If the current leader Arsenal (83 points) with 2 games left until the end of the season and 2nd place Manchester City (82 points) with 3 games remaining lose all of their games and Liverpool wins every game, a comeback victory is possible.

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