Son goal maintains Spurs’ 100% start

Son Heung-min has scored six goals in 10 Premier League appearances against Watford

Son Heung-min marked his 200th Premier League appearance with the winning goal as Tottenham maintained their 100% start to the season against Watford.

The result means Spurs will top the table heading into September’s international break, while Watford are 12th.

It also sees Nuno Espirito Santo become just the second Tottenham boss to win his first three league games in charge of the club, with the last man to accomplish that feat being Arthur Rowe in 1949.

But they were made to work hard for their victory by an accomplished Watford side who were unfortunate to concede when Son’s inswinging free-kick deceived goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann and found the bottom-right corner.

While Harry Kane was unusually quiet on his first top-flight start for Tottenham, Steven Bergwijn, Eric Dier and Dele Alli all had chances for the hosts.

However, Xisco Munoz’s side offered plenty of attacking threat of their own.

Juraj Kucka twice failed to capitalise on good opportunities to score and Emmanuel Dennis also gave Spurs some uncomfortable moments.

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Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Lloris
  • 25Tanganga
  • 6D Sánchez
  • 15Dier
  • 3Reguilón
  • 5Højbjerg
  • 29SkippBooked at 85mins
  • 7Son Heung-MinSubstituted forGilat 88′minutes
  • 20AlliBooked at 61mins
  • 23BergwijnSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 68′minutes
  • 10KaneBooked at 45mins


  • 2Doherty
  • 4Romero
  • 8Winks
  • 11Gil
  • 18Lo Celso
  • 19R Sessegnon
  • 22Gollini
  • 27Lucas Moura
  • 33Davies


Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 26Bachmann
  • 15CathcartSubstituted forNgakiaat 51′minutes
  • 5Troost-Ekong
  • 31Sierralta
  • 11Masina
  • 4EteboBooked at 29mins
  • 23Sarr
  • 19SissokoBooked at 54minsSubstituted forCleverleyat 71′minutes
  • 33Kucka
  • 25DennisBooked at 90mins
  • 7KingSubstituted forHernández Suárezat 65′minutes


  • 2Ngakia
  • 3Rose
  • 6Louza
  • 8Cleverley
  • 12Sema
  • 17Fletcher
  • 27Kabasele
  • 29Hernández Suárez
  • 35Elliot

Andre Marriner


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