It was almost a perfect match for the South Korean attacker. His work rate was terrific, but his finishing was even better. His two sumptuous finishes put the match out of reach for Spurs.
My only minor criticism of his match was that he could have scored three or four goals. In particular, he sliced a shot wide late in the match that he immediately wanted back. That’s really all that stood between Son and a perfect 10.
The classy Danish attacker continued his run of really excellent play. He only finished the match with one assist, but he kept the ball ticking in the final third all afternoon. This excellent performance has been Eriksen’s regular shift as of late. That’s delightful news for Spurs.
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It’s easy to forget that Dele’s goal proved to be the decisive score. His stellar long-range effort put Spurs on top to stay. It’s not an exaggeration to say it changed the entire complexion of the match.
His contributions after that were a bit mixed. He saw plenty of the ball, but was rightly deferential to Son given his run of form. My only real criticism of Dele was allowing himself to get pulled into late match drama with a variety of Watford’s midfielders. He avoided a yellow card or an injury, but he exposed himself needlessly to potential danger. Dele has to learn to remain above that sort of fray.
The Dutch front man got lost a little bit in the brilliance that surrounded him. Still, he put in a solid shift that deserves a modicum of praise. He easily could have found the back of the net after a nifty combination play with Eriksen in the opening stanza. Ultimately it was a solid performance from Harry Kane’s understudy.