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Son Heung-min breaks another goal-scoring record

By bagging a brace in Tottenham’s thumping 6-1 victory against Leicester on Thursday, Son Heung-min became the highest-scoring South Korean player in a European season, breaking a 31-year-old record.

Son enters Tottenham’s final game of the season on Sunday with 21 goals, having surpassed Cha Bum-kun’s 19-goal haul at German club Bayer Leverkusen in the 1985/86 season.

Son’s first goal in the 6-1 rout of Leicester came in the 36th minute. The Korean attacker met Dele Alli’s lofted pass with a first-time volley.

The 24-year-old was on target again in the 71st minute when he curled a low shot beyond goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

Harry Kane scored the other four goals for Tottenham and climbed to the top of the Premier League goalscorer chart with 26 goals.