Son Heung-min has been given the Match of the Day Goal of the Season award for his exceptional effort against Nick Pope in a Premier League clash at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Ever since he arrived at White Hart Lane in 2015, Son has scored some phenomenal goals for Spurs over the years. As the speedy dribbler is best known for being a potent counter-attacking threat, it is fair to say his wonder goal during the 5-0 thrashing of Burnley is no exception to the rule.
The official Match of the Day account posted the announcement on Twitter and Tottenham fan page @LastWordOnSpurs shared the news with footage of the South Korean’s goal at home to the Clarets, a shot that put the game far beyond Sean Dyche’s men as Spurs entered the halftime break with a 3-0 lead. The 27-year-old danced through a number of opponents, including Robbie Brady and James Tarkowski, before thumping the ball past the helpless goalkeeper with a calm right-footed finish (The Guardian).
Jose Mourinho’s side went on to comfortably dispatch Dyche’s team thanks to further efforts from Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko, although Son’s solo strike understandably stole the show. Unsurprisingly, loads of Spurs fans drooled over the fan favourite’s award, with one supporter describing the “piece of individual genius” as “amazing,” and another adding “nice one Sonny.”
Scroll down through some of the best reactions below…
Couldn’t see any other outcome, was a piece of individual genius!
— Peter H (@HHowes4) May 7, 2020
I said as much at the time.
You have to go a very long way to see a better goal scored.
— My Football Facts (@myfootballfacts) May 7, 2020
Totally deserved it , Nice one Sonny
— littlejason (@littlejason) May 7, 2020
I was lucky enough to actually be there! Well deserved Sonny! #COYS
— (@JamesCogle) May 7, 2020
This was incredible to watch live you almost couldn’t believe he could keep going. So Jan Vertonghen assist of the season then!!
— Paul Goodwin (@goodyspurs) May 7, 2020
A deserving winner
— Dojj Singh – Stays at home (unless he’s at work) (@therealdojj) May 7, 2020
Tottenham fans, do you think Son’s goal against Burnley was the best in the 2019/20 Premier League? Let us know your views in the comments section!