It was the Harry Kane and Gareth Bale show on Sunday evening as Tottenham ran riot against Crystal Palace.
Hitting Burnley for four last Sunday as they returned to winning ways in the Premier League, Spurs once again were bang in form on home soil as they sealed a 4-1 win over the Eagles.
Struggling to break Roy Hodgson’s team down inside the opening 25 minutes, Bale got the scoring underway with a simple finish before Christian Benteke’s header restored parity in added time.
That equaliser meant Spurs had to come out and play after the restart in their quest to close in on the top four, and that’s exactly what they did as Bale and Kane again combined for a simple finish for the Welshman.
Keen to get his own name on the scoresheet, the England captain curled home a stunning strike from outside the box to give Vicente Guaita no chance before netting a late header after Son-Heung-min squared the ball for him.
Unfortunately Son couldn’t get himself on the scoresheet during the victory, with the player wasting a brilliant opportunity early on as he headed straight at the Palace goalkeeper after Bale had picked him out after some lovely play inside the box.
The South Korean just didn’t have many chances on goal after that and he has yet to score for Tottenham since the 4-1 win over Wolfsberger AC in Budapest in the middle of February.
It may only be the four games Spurs have played since the convincing Europa League win but it is rather unlike the player to not be finding the net given the prolific form he showed during the first few months of 2020/21.
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Since netting away at Liverpool prior to Christmas, the 28-year-old has only scored four from 19 games in all competitions for Jose Mourinho’s men.
He is far from his best at present but the most important thing is that he is still contributing to the team, as was the case last season when he was scoring regularly at the turn of 2020 when not playing well.
Working extremely hard in the Crystal Palace game both on and off the ball, Son and Kane are now in the Premier League record books after the latter’s second goal of the night saw them combine for the 14th time this season to beat Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton’s previous record of 13 from the 1994/95 season.
While the goals may not be as frequent for the player of late, the assists certainly haven’t stopped.
Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane celebrate after Tottenham’s fourth goal against Crystal Palace (Image: Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Now with 16 for the campaign following his latest one against Palace, he has now assisted a total of nine goals for Spurs since the goals started to dry up for him following that late league defeat at Anfield in December.
Perhaps a worry for Mourinho if the player wasn’t scoring, assisting or even getting the chances, it will hopefully only be a matter of time before he is back amongst the goals again.
A rest for Thursday’s Europa League tie against Dinamo Zagreb could actually be beneficial as he has played an awful lot of football this term for Tottenham following 39 appearances in all competitions, with the attacker completing the full 90 minutes in his last 12 Premier League outings.
A quick breather would ensure he is good to go against Arsenal on Sunday afternoon and you wouldn’t bet against him finding the net and ending his mini drought after scoring in his last two games against their north London rivals.
Opportunities on goal are always going to be there for the player playing alongside Kane, who is now level with his teammate on 16 assists, and Mourinho went on to discuss his attacking options and their understanding with one another when dissecting the win in his post-match press conference.
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“You know Sami was speaking about Gareth and Kane, you are speaking about Kane and Son. Maybe one of your colleagues will let us speak about Lucas and Kane,” he explained.
“We have very good attacking players and when the team is confident and when the team is in a positive moment, playing with happiness with good self-esteem, we have lots of qualities.
“Of course it’s a privilege to have such a very good group of players.”
As good as Spurs’ dream attack looks at present with Kane and Bale at the double against Palace, it will only become even better once Son has rediscovered his confidence in front of goal and he starts to add to his tally of 18 for the season.
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Sending a huge warning to their top-four rivals with that win over Crystal Palace, the trio could be absolutely devastating once they are all at the top of their game at such a crucial time in the year.
There is a real possibility that Tottenham fans may not have seen anything yet when it comes to Mourinho’s mouthwatering front three.
Premier League defenders better be on red alert.

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