Tottenham Hotspur booked a hard-fought victory in the Premier League on Monday evening. The team of manager José Mourinho won by a late goal with 0-1 at Burnley. Joël Veltman was unable to liven up his basic debut for Brighton & Hove Albion in the competition with a victory over West Bromwich Albion (1-1).
Tottenham seemed to be heading for a scoreless draw at Burnley for a long time, but fifteen minutes before the end, the liberating goal still fell. Harry Kane was able to head the ball from a corner to Heung-min Son, thanks to an extreme effort, and he worked with his head from close range.
For the 28-year-old Son it was already his eighth league goal of this season and with that the South Korean attacker can call himself top scorer in the Premier League. In the last duels with West Ham United (3-3) and Manchester United (1-6 win) Son also scored.
Steven Bergwijn was missing from the selection of Tottenham for the encounter with Burnley on Turf Moor. It was the second game this Premier League season that the Orange-international was left out of the selection by Mourinho.
Tottenham Hotspur is due to the narrow victory on eleven points, two less than leader Everton. Burnley is stuck at one point and is in the bottom regions.
Heung-min Son headed Tottenham Hotspur to a narrow victory. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Veltman hands over victory with Brighton
Earlier on Monday evening, Veltman lost a seemingly sure victory against West Bromwich Albion with Brighton. The 1-0 came five minutes before half time – a shot was diverted and went into goal via West Bromwich defender Jake Livermore – and the visitors tied the score in the 83rd minute. Karlan Grant was responsible for the 1-1.
The 28-year-old Veltman was allowed to kick off a Premier League match from Brighton for the first time this season, which reportedly took him over from Ajax for 1 million euros in the last transfer period. The right back played the entire game.
Veltman already made his league debut against Everton (4-2 loss) at the beginning of October as a substitute, but has not been used in the Premier League since then. The 26-time international played three games in the League Cup in September.
Brighton failed to record its first Premier League win since 20 September against West Bromwich Albion and went without a win for the fourth league game in a row. The team of trainer Graham Potter remains in the lower regions with five points.
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