For 76 minutes at Turf Moor, Burnley did a superb job of holding Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son quiet.
Kane, unplayable when dropping into midfield for a lot of this season, was carefully marked each time he obtained the ball, that means Son was largely starved of service consequently. It appeared Sean Dyche had discovered easy methods to stifle Spurs.
However even on an evening when the pair had been hardly ever in a position to mix in open play, they nonetheless discovered a solution to objective ultimately.
After Kane flicked Erik Lamela’s nook into the six-yard field with slightly below 1 / 4 of an hour to go, there was Son, able to take benefit and direct his header into the roof of the online.
The objective sealed a worthwhile victory for Spurs and additional highlighted the seemingly telepathic understanding between Kane and Son. The latter’s grin when he realised it was the previous who had set him up underlined the superb relationship between them.
Kane and Son have now mixed for 9 targets in simply six Premier League video games this season.
Kane has arrange eight of Son’s seven targets. In whole, he has now supplied as many assists (eight) as he managed within the earlier three seasons mixed. Son, in the meantime, solely wants three extra targets to match his tally for the entire of the final marketing campaign.
The numbers are outstanding, however Kane and Son’s understanding is nothing new. In truth, they’ve now mixed for 29 targets within the Premier League, placing them behind solely Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard within the historical past of the competitors and degree with David Silva and Sergio Aguero in addition to Robert Pires and Thierry Henry.
At this price, you would not wager towards them overhauling Drogba and Lampard’s document earlier than the season is out. The Kane and Son present is proving tough for the remainder to cease.
Carra: Kane has particular understanding
It owes rather a lot to Kane’s particular understanding of the sport, in keeping with Sky Sports activities pundit Jamie Carragher. In addition to including creativity to his sport, the 27-year-old is aware of precisely the place to place himself on the pitch.
That applies to the defensive aspect of the sport too. Shortly earlier than he supplied the successful objective, Kane even had the presence of thoughts to drop onto the Spurs objective line from a Burnley nook and forestall James Tarkowski from heading the hosts in entrance.
“Harry Kane is among the brightest footballers within the sport by way of understanding the sport,” stated Carragher.
“It is consciousness,” he added, when analysing the important clearance. “‘I am unable to have an effect on the ball within the air, however I can drop in.’
“The place Harry Kane’s in, as quickly because the ball goes over him, it is sensible, that understanding and consciousness.
“I believe a whole lot of frustration for managers when coping with gamers is round their understanding of the sport.
“After they give them directions, they do not really perceive what they’re presupposed to be doing.
“However Kane’s the kind of man the place you inform him as soon as and it is achieved.”
Neville: Son is world-class
It isn’t simply Kane who has taken his sport to a different degree this season, after all. Son’s eighth objective of the marketing campaign put him away from Dominic Calvert-Lewin on the prime of the scoring charts and, in keeping with Gary Neville, it displays his stature as a world-class participant.
“I believe Mourinho was requested a query final week about when Son turns into world-class and he stated he is already there,” stated Neville. “I might completely agree.
“He’s a fully wonderful participant. He’s a nightmare to play towards and he makes the entire proper runs.
“We speak about Raheem Sterling, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah usually, however Son is of that high quality. If he was enjoying for Liverpool or Manchester Metropolis, he could be doing what these lads are doing. He’s completely excellent.
“I believe each staff on the planet would take Son. There is not a staff in Europe or within the Premier League that would not take him.”
Kane: Son in superb kind
Kane, in the meantime, was delighted that his flick-on fell to the best man.
“When issues are going your manner a bit of bit, the ball tends to fall to the best folks and Son is on superb kind in the meanwhile,” he informed Sky Sports activities. “We’re fortunate it fell for him and he put it away.”
Requested how he explains their extraordinary tally of objective combos this season, Kane added: “After I’ve dropped deeper this season the broad gamers have been working in behind and that has given me area to get my head up and play these passes by way of. Perhaps we’ve not been doing that in recent times.
“The arrogance is excessive, and everybody is aware of if I get that ball and switch, they’ve an opportunity of getting by way of on objective. We’re going with the circulation and it was an necessary win tonight at a tricky place to return.”
Mourinho: No jealousy between Kane and Son
Jose Mourinho was equally happy, insisting that a lot of the credit score for Kane and Son’s relationship ought to go to his Spurs predecessor, Mauricio Pochettino.
“I believe it is an understanding that comes from Mauricio’s time. I do not need all of the credit score for myself, let’s share it with Mauricio, as a result of they performed collectively for fairly a very long time, most likely otherwise.
“Now, Harry might be not all the time the No 9 as a result of he will get into some areas that permit Son to additionally get into totally different areas.
“What pleases me most will not be that they’re two prime gamers however shut buddies. There isn’t a jealousy. ‘I play for you, you play for me, we each play for the staff, we each play for Tottenham.’
“So, credit score to them, two nice boys.”