Football: Son scores the only goal of the game as Spurs beat Crystal Palace at home

Son Heung Min was Tottenham Hotspur's hero once again as the South Korean's first Premier League goal clinched a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Son Heung Min was Tottenham Hotspur's hero once again as the South Korean's first Premier League goal clinched a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Son Heung Min was Tottenham Hotspur's hero once again as the South Korean's first Premier League goal clinched a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Son had scored twice on his home debut in Tottenham's Europa League victory against Qarabag of Azerbaijan on Thursday and the forward's dream start continued as he was the toast of White Hart Lane just three days later.

The 23-year-old settled a hard-fought encounter midway through the second half to give Mauricio Pochettino's side their first home league win of the season.

Son already has three goals in three appearances since signing from German club Bayer Leverkusen in August and he departed to a standing ovation with 12 minutes remaining.

After his team made a slow start to the season, Son's dynamic displays have been a much-needed tonic for Tottenham, helping them climb to mid-table in the Premier League with two successive wins.