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Son Heung Min becomes top Asian scorer in English Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur’s attacker Son Heung Min has become the all-time highest scoring Asian player in the Premier League with his match-winning strike against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

The 25-year-old footballer has moved ahead of ex-Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-sung’s total haul of 19 goals, and become the all-time top Asian goalscorer in the English Premier League.

Son joined Tottenham in 2015 from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen. He scored four goals on his debut season, before netting an impressive 14 goals last year.

Swansea’s City Ki Sung-yueng is third in the rankings with 13 goals, while Leicester City’s Shinji Okazaki in fourth with 12 goals.