Son double fires Spurs to win over Huddersfield

Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur clears the ball during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round Replay between Tottenham Hotspur and Rochdale

Son Heung-min reinforced his status as one of the English Premier League's best players with his 14th and 15th goals to guide Tottenham past Huddersfield 2-0 at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

The battle between Son and Erik Lamela for the third attacking midfield spot in Mauricio Pochettino's first-choice line-up has become an interesting one, while Lucas Moura is increasingly becoming a viable option too as he builds up his fitness and continues to gel with his team-mates.

Son stood out in a one-sided contest and bagged a fine brace after he also netted twice in Wednesday's 6-1 FA Cup fifth round replay win over League One (third division) side Rochdale.

Huddersfield's Jonas Lossl kept out a close-range effort from league top scorer Harry Kane before Son fired Spurs ahead with a neat finish in the 27th minute after rounding the keeper following a defence-splitting pass by Dele Alli.

The Korean striker scored either side of the half with two very well taken goals.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino insists there's much more to Harry Kane's game than goals.

"I think he's been a tremendous asset for Spurs this season".

The 21-year-old has now gone 14 games without a goal, and he has been a little wasteful at times during that spell.

Pochettino then took off Son, Mousa Dembele and Alli, suggesting all three can expect to start against Juve.

Spurs, who did not win in their first three league games there, are a point behind second-placed Manchester United.

Spurs, who have won their last seven games against Huddersfield in all competitions and are unbeaten in 34 league meetings with promoted teams, rarely looked troubled against a visiting side who lost the reverse fixture 4-0 in September.

After the game, he told the club's official website: "You need to accept that of course they are going to play in the way that they want and it's important to try to find a way to break down the opponents".

Tottenham, who drew the away leg of their last-32 tie 2-2 in Turin, extended their unbeaten run to 17 matches with victory over the Terriers.

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