Son scores hat trick off bench as Spurs thrash Leicester 6-2

Son Heung-min ended his purpose drought this season by scoring a hat trick after coming off the bench in Tottenham’s 6-2 win over last-placed Leicester within the English Premier League on Saturday.

The end result left Leicester supervisor Brendan Rodgers’ job underneath critical risk after six straight losses for his crew.

Son was rotated — or was he dropped? — for the sport after a run of poor performances and entered within the 59th minute with the rating at 3-2. The South Korea ahead curled two photographs into the highest nook and accomplished his 13-minute hat trick within the 86th with a strike underneath Leicester goalkeeper Danny Ward. The purpose wanted to be confirmed by video evaluate earlier than he was positive of being the seventh Premier League participant to attain a hat trick in its place.

“My ending has been poor this season,” Son mentioned. “I’ve additionally been slightly bit unfortunate with an own-goal, two offside targets and hitting the crossbar.

“I knew targets have been coming and I wasn’t nervous. I’ve all the time had nice supporters, teammates and coaches behind me.”

Harry Kane and Eric Dier scored following corners as Tottenham responded to conceding within the sixth minute to Youri Tielemans’ penalty, which wanted to be retaken as a result of Hugo Lloris was off the road when he saved the primary kick.

James Maddison hooked in an equalizer earlier than halftime just for Leicester to fall behind once more when Wilfred Ndidi was dispossessed by Rodrigo Bentancur, who drove ahead to curve dwelling.

It was a second consecutive heavy loss for Rodgers — after a 5-2 at Brighton two weeks in the past — to make sure Leicester remained backside of the league, winless and on only one level.

The Foxes have conceded 22 targets in seven video games.

“For 73 minutes, it was an excellent sport and we have been arguably the higher facet with the probabilities we created,” Rodgers mentioned. “We bought punished for errors.”

Rodgers accepted his job was underneath strain heading right into a two-week worldwide break, which supplies Leicester time to mattress in a brand new supervisor.

“I perceive the sport,” he mentioned. “The scoreline didn’t mirror the sport however the backside line is it’s a heavy defeat. They (the homeowners) have given me sensible help. No matter occurs to me at Leicester, whether or not I keep and proceed to struggle on, I’ll all the time respect them.”

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