Son Heung-min becomes 1st Asian to finish season as top-10 scorer in EPL

Tottenham Hotspur attacker Son Heung-min has become the first Asian to finish the season as a top-10 goal scorer in the EPL.


Son only played 6 minutes as a second-half substitute and failed to score a goal in Tottenham's season finale against Leicester at Wembley Stadium in London, where the hosts claimed a 5-4 win and sealed third place in the EPL on Sunday.

The 25-year-old South Korean, however, ended the EPL campaign with 12 goals, sharing 10th place on the scoring list with Riyad Mahrez of Leicester, Eden Hazard of Chelsea and Glenn Murray of Brighton. This is the first time in the EPL history that an Asian footballer finished the season in the top 10 in goal scoring. 

 

Last season, Son scored 14 goals, the single season scoring record by an Asian player in the EPL, but he was only 13th on the list. 

Son, who joined Spurs in August 2015, had 18 goals total this season. He also bagged 4 goals at the Champions League and two more at the FA Cup. 

 

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