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Jamie Carragher names vital Son Heung-min Tottenham moment vs Nottingham Forest that some missed

Son Heung-min captained Tottenham to another victory as they secured all three points against Nottingham Forest with a 2-0 win at the City Ground on Friday evening

Son Heung-min may not have been on the scoresheet on Friday evening but he had a crucial role to play in Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest. Following up last weekend’s 4-1 victory at home to Newcastle United with another three points, Spurs were victorious at the City Ground following goals from Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski.

After that nightmare run of form in November and early December with no win in five games, Ange Postecoglou’s men have managed to get back on track and are now level on points with Man City in fourth having played one game more. Opening the scoring at Nottingham Forest two minutes into first-half stoppage time, Spurs perhaps should have been ahead prior to that with Son passing up an early chance on goal.

The opening came following some lovely footwork from Kulusevski as he picked out the South Korean’s run into the area from the left flank. Son’s first touch was a tad heavy and forced him wide, though, with goalkeeper Matt Turner able to save with his feet.

Not involved in Richarlison’s opener as he was on the opposite flank, Son did play his part in Tottenham’s second of the evening on 65 minutes. The goal all came from a poor kick from Turner after he received the ball from Forest right wing-back Neco Williams.

Taking a decent touch but then taking a couple of steps back, Son got in quickly to close in on the ex-Arsenal man, who rushed his kick as a result. Landing at the feet of Kulusevski, the Swede did the rest as he raced into the area and powerfully fired home to double their advantage.
With Kulusevski getting all the praise for his goal on a night when he delivered an outstanding display, Son’s role in the goal was maybe overlooked by some. Jamie Carragher, who was covering the game on Sky Sports’ Friday Night Football coverage, picked up on it and mentioned that the goalscorer needs to give huge thanks to the Tottenham captain.


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