Tottenham Hotspur booked a hard-fought victory in the Premier League on Monday evening. The team of manager José Mourinho won by a late goal with 0-1 at Burnley. Joël Veltman was unable to liven up his basic debut for Brighton & Hove Albion in the competition with a victory over West Bromwich Albion (1-1).
Tottenham seemed to be heading for a goalless draw at Burnley for a long time, but fifteen minutes before the end the liberating goal still fell. Harry Kane managed to get the ball from a corner through to Son Heung-min, who worked with his head from close range, thanks to an utmost effort.
For 28-year-old Son, it was already his eighth league goal of this season, with which the South Korean attacker can call himself top scorer of the Premier League. In the last two league matches, with West Ham United (3-3) and Manchester United (1-6 win), Son also scored.
Steven Bergwijn was missing from Tottenham’s selection for the encounter with Burnley at Turf Moor. It was the second game of this Premier League season for which the Orange-international was left out of the selection by Mourinho.
Tottenham Hotspur is due to the narrow victory on eleven points, two less than leader Everton. Burnley is stuck at one point and is in the bottom regions.
Son Heung-min headed Tottenham Hotspur to a narrow victory. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Veltman hands over the victory with Brighton
Earlier on Monday evening, Veltman lost a certain seeming victory against West Bromwich Albion with Brighton. The 1-0 came five minutes before half-time – a shot was diverted and landed in goal via West Bromwich defender Jake Livermore – and the visitors tied the score in the 83rd minute. Karlan Grant was responsible for the 1-1.
The 28-year-old Veltman was allowed to kick off for the first time this season during a Premier League match in Brighton, which reportedly took him over from Ajax for 1 million euros in the last transfer period. The right back played the entire game.
Veltman already made his league debut against Everton (4-2 loss) at the beginning of October as a substitute, but has not been used in the Premier League since then. The 26-time international played three games in the League Cup in September.
Brighton failed to record its first Premier League win since 20 September against West Bromwich Albion and went without a win for the fourth league game in a row. The team of trainer Graham Potter remains in the lower regions with five points.
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