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[GOAL Review] ‘Are you still suspicious? Son Heung-min hat-trick’ Tottenham Hotspur beat Leicester 6-2

[Goal.com] Reporter Park Moon-soo = It finally exploded. Tottenham Hotspur, who performed a hat-trick by Son Heung-min, won 6-2 at home against Leicester City.

Tottenham Hotspur secured 3 points by winning the home match against Leicester 6-2 in the ‘2022/23 Premier League Round 8’ held at ‘Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’ on the morning of the 18th (Korean time).

Coach Conte came out with a 3-4-2-1 formation. Rishalisson, Kulusevsky and Kane started out as three-tops, with Bentancourt and Hoybier in midfield and Perisic and Sessegnon as both wing-backs. In the three-back, Sanchez, Dyer and Langley kept the goal, and Lloris defended the goal.

There was a change in the starting lineup. It was coach Conte who changed four players compared to the match against Sporting. Heung-Min Son started from the bench. Perisic, who used to be left wing-back, moved and started as a right wing-back. However, in the case of Sessegnon and Perisic, the left and right positions were changed from time to time. In the defense, Langley and Sanchez started respectively, replacing Davis and Romero.

Son Heung-min’s second half substitution was a bit awkward. However, on this day, Son Heung-min scored his first league goal with a powerful right-footed mid-range shot following his long-term breakthrough. In the 38th minute of the second half, after receiving a pass from Kane, he completed a multi-goal with a left footed kick. It was a scene where the Son-Ke duo with his soul partner Kane stood out. After that, in the 41st minute of the second half, he completed a hat-trick, announcing the ‘perfect return of Son Sasional’.

Early in the first half, visiting team Leicester had a chance. Sanchez fouled Justin while overlapping, and the referee awarded a penalty kick. On the first attempt, Lloris saved a Thielemans penalty. However, another penalty opportunity was given as the scene where Lloris’ foot moved first was captured before Thielemans’ penalty kick.

In the second situation, Lester opened the door with Thielemans pushing hard into the right corner. Lloris took a direction, but couldn’t stop it. So, in the first six minutes, the visiting team Leicester took a 1-0 lead against Tottenham.

Two minutes later, Tottenham turned the game around. Kane scored the equalizer in the 8th minute. Kane from the right flank put a cross from Kulusevsky right in front of the door, and Kane accurately shoved it into his forehead to make it 1-1. It was Kane’s sixth league goal.

In the 21st minute of the first half, Dyer turned the game around. This time, the start was a set-piece situation. Pericci put the ball up from a corner kick, and Dier made it 2-1 with a header shot. It was a scene where the accurate heading of Dier, who set the direction of the ball even in the opponent’s dense defense, stood out.

In the 26th minute of the first half, Tottenham again shook Leicester’s net in a set-piece situation. However, unlike the previous situation, the goal was canceled this time due to a goalkeeper charging foul by Sanchez.

In the 29th minute of the first half, Leicester’s Dhaka had a good opportunity in a counter-attacking situation, but he was put in the arms of the goalkeeper Lloris. 

He lost his strength in attempting to shoot after the rush. In the 40th minute of the first half, Leicester’s Madison balanced the weight. Madison, who was on the doorstep, volleyed a pass from Castagno to make it 2-2. The ball fell to an unexpected place and Lloris goalkeeper was out of control.

Tottenham took a chance in the 42nd minute. Sanchez connected a pass from Perisic to a header shot from a set-piece situation, but the goalkeeper sensibly struck it off and failed to score. In extra time, Leicester’s Madison had a good chance, but a shot from the doorway was blocked by the goalkeeper Lloris and could not score.

Two minutes into the second half, Tottenham took the lead again. The main character was Bentancur. Taking advantage of Ndidi’s mistake, Bentancourt received the ball and then dribbled through the dribble, followed by a right-footed shot that shook the Leicester net.

In the 14th minute of the second half, when Tottenham took the lead 3-2, Conte made a change by introducing Son Heung-min and Romero. Son Heung-min stepped on the ground instead of Richalisson, and Romero stepped on the ground instead of Sanchez. Earlier, Conte replaced Perisic and Emerson. After the substitution, Son Heung-min gave strength to Sessegnon and Tottenham’s left flank.

In the 25th minute of the second half, Bisuma was substituted in place of Kulusevsky, and it was changed to a 3-5-2 formation.

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