South Korean forward Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League scored a double in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Son scored the season’s seventh and eighth goal in the second half of a match against second-tier Preston North End at the Deepdale stadium in Deepdale, England on Saturday.
Tottenham won the game 3-0, with debutant Arnaut Danjuma adding a goal.
Son’s goals came after five games or 25 days after he netted a goal against Crystal Palace in a Premier League match, bringing his tally to eight goals and three assists this season.
His multi-goals mark the first since October 13 of last year in a UEFA Champions League match against Eintracht Frankfurt, when he fired two goals.
PRESTON, England – Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min returned to form with two goals in his side’s 3–0 defeat of second-tier Preston North End in the FA Cup fourth round.
South Korean Son has endured a lean season but made the difference with two superb goals after the break as the visitors moved comfortably through to the next round.
Five minutes into the second half, the ball was played to Son outside the penalty area and he struck an unstoppable drive low into the corner of the net.
It was only his second goal since mid-October but 19 minutes later he struck again, turning smoothly on the edge of the box and firing past Preston goalkeeper Freddie Woodman.
Apart from a brief spell in between Tottenham’s goals, Preston rarely troubled the away side who did not even need to bring leading scorer Harry Kane off the bench.
Dutch forward Arnaut Danjuma, who signed for Spurs on loan from Spanish club Villarreal this week, came off the bench to score his side’s third with a close-range finish late on.
Reading were riding their luck at Old Trafford until Casemiro scored twice in the space of four minutes early in the second half to pave the way for United’s win.
His first was a delightful dinked finish from Antony’s pass and he then drilled in a low shot to double the lead.
Fred made it 3–0 before Andy Carroll was sent off for Reading after picking up a second yellow card.
Amadou Salif Mbengue pulled a goal back for Reading who are managed by former United midfielder Paul Ince.