Son strikes again as Spurs beat Burnley to move fifth

by NDO27 October 2020 Last updated at 12:22 PM

Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min celebrates scoring their first goal. (Photo: Pool via Reuters)
Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min celebrates scoring their first goal. (Photo: Pool via Reuters)

VTV.vn - Son Heung-min’s prolific start to the season continued with his 76th minute header giving Tottenham Hotspur a 1-0 win at Burnley in the Premier League on Monday (Oct 26) and moving Jose Mourinho’s side up to fifth.

Son is now the top scorer in the Premier League and Harry Kane is becoming a leading creator with the assist his eighth of the campaign so far.

* AC Milan lost their 100 per cent record in Serie A when a defiant AS Roma came from behind three times to draw 3-3 in a game featuring two controversial penalties and another Zlatan Ibrahimovic brace on Monday. Ibrahimovic, 39, took his Serie A tally to the six from only three games, having missed two matches with a COVID-19 infection.

* The Premier League said on Monday that two people had returned positive results in its latest round of COVID-19 tests conducted on players and staff last week. The league said the individuals who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus would now self-isolate for 10 days.

* Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been ruled out of Tuesday's Champions League trip to Olympique Marseille through a hamstring injury and could be out of action for two to four weeks, manager Pep Guardiola said on Monday. Aguero was withdrawn at halftime in Saturday's 1-1 Premier League draw at West Ham United with Guardiola confirming the 32-year-old suffered a muscular problem, only a week after making his first start of the season following knee surgery.

* West Bromwich Albion salvaged a 1-1 draw at Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Monday after striker Karlan Grant scored his first goal for the Baggies to cancel out a first-half Jake Livermore own goal. The result left both sides close to the relegation zone, with Brighton 16th on five points from six games and West Brom 17th on three points as their winless start continued.

* Former Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm on Monday announced his retirement from the sport, bringing an end to his 15-year career. Vorm, 37, began his career at Dutch club Utrecht in 2005 before moving to Swansea in 2011, where he won the League Cup.

* Manchester United said on Monday that they will be provide 5,000 free school meals during the October half-term holidays to help forward Marcus Rashford's campaign to end child food poverty in the United Kingdom. Rashford has campaigned for the government to provide food vouchers during school holidays to children who normally receive free meals during term time if their parents receive welfare support.

* Newcastle United's Jonjo Shelvey is to have a hernia operation in London on Monday and could be sidelined until mid-November, manager Steve Bruce said. The 28-year-old midfielder played in Newcastle's first five Premier League games this season but missed Sunday's 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

* Faiza Heidar grew up playing soccer in the streets with the boys and went on to captain Egypt's national women's team. Now she has become the first woman to train one of the country's professional men's clubs. Heidar has been signed up by the fourth division side Ideal Goldi, based in Giza.

* AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and winger Jens Petter Hauge have tested positive for COVID-19 along with three members of the team staff, the Serie A leaders said in a statement on Monday. The remainder of the squad have undergone further tests which were all negative, the club added.

* Egyptian defender Ahmed Hegazi has joined Saudi Professional League side Al Ittihad on loan from West Bromwich Albion and will sign a permanent deal next year, the Premier League club said in a statement on Monday. The 29-year-old centre back joined West Brom permanently in 2017 after a successful loan spell from Egyptian side Al Ahly and played 104 games for the Baggies and scoring four goals.

* Korean striker and Asian Champions League record goal scorer Lee Dong-gook has said he will bring an end to his 23-year career at the end of the season. The 41-year-old, who has won two Asian club titles, will play his last domestic league game for Jeonbuk Motors against Daegu on Nov. 1, a match that could bring him an eighth Korean league crown.


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