The partnership between Harry Kane and Son Heung-min is developing into the most prolific in Premier League history.
Son headed in from Kanes flick-on to secure a 1-0 win at Burnley on Monday, making it the 29th time they have combined for a goal. It was the ninth time in six league matches this season alone.
“They are top players but close friends,” Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho said. “No jealousy.” Only Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba have linked up for more more goals 36 in the Premier League during their time at Chelsea.
Moments before setting up the only goal at Turf Moor, Kane cleared off the line to deny Burnley defender James Tarkowski.
While Spurs secured a third league away win thanks to Sons 10th goal in nine games in all competitions, the home form has let them down. Only two points have been collected in North London after the team threw away winning positions in stoppage time in two matches.
Tottenham, which didnt manage a shot on target in the first half at Burnley, moved up to fifth in the standings and didnt even need Gareth Bale being deployed from the bench.
“Weve dropped points where we shouldnt have this season so weve still got a lot to learn, but nights like this will definitely give us that confidence,” Kane said. “Were just at the stage where weve been so close for so many years and I think the additions this season have given us more leaders on the pitch and made us more experienced.” Burnley is stuck on one point.
WEST BROM WINLESS West Bromwich is still searching for its first win but Karlan Grant did rescue a third point of the season by equalizing for a 1-1 draw at Brighton.
Brighton took the lead five minutes before halftime when an attempted clearance from Branislav Ivanovic rebounded off Jake Livermore and into the back of the net.
But West Broms second-half pressure paid off when Grant turned a ball from Callum Robinson past goalkeeper Mat Ryan in the 83rd minute to clinch the point.
Grant joined West Brom from Huddersfield in the offseason after netting 19 goals in the second-tier Championship last season.
“The way he smashed it was brilliant for him,” West Brom manager Slaven Bilic said, “and brilliant for us.” Brighton is two points better off than West Brom with five points.
“We created some chances, we created some opportunities and we need to carry on with that and then we have to learn a bit more about the second half and what we can do a little bit better,” Brighton manager Graham Potter said. “But again I think you have to credit West Brom because they played better and were behind in the game but can have that mentality, so (there is) a lot for us to improve on.” AP SSCSSC
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