Tag: Son Heung-min

Soccer-Zaha lacked desire against Spurs, needs to focus more – Pardew

Soccer-Zaha lacked desire against Spurs, needs to focus more - Pardew

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Sept 21 (Reuters) – Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha showed a lack of desire in Sunday's 1-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur & needs to improve his concentration, manager Alan Pardew has said.

Zaha has started all six Premier League games for Palace yet the 22-year-old Ivory Coast-born player has only once completed the full 90 minutes.

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Zaha lacked desire against Spurs, needs to focus more: Pardew

Zaha lacked desire against Spurs, needs to focus more: Pardew

(Reuters) – Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha showed a lack of desire in Sunday's 1-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur & needs to improve his concentration, manager Alan Pardew has said.

Zaha has started all six Premier League games for Palace yet the 22-year-old Ivory Coast-born player has only once completed the full 90 minutes.

He has been withdrawn before the 60-minute mark three times, including on Sunday, & Pardew did not hide his disappointment.

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Son has recipe for success at Spurs

Son has recipe for success at Spurs

Son Heung-min has discovered the recipe for success in the Premier League after winning over Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino & his new team-mates with a delicious Korean feast.

Son has made a sizzling start to life in north London with three goals in three appearances following his £18 million ($27 million, 24 million euros) move from German club Bayer Leverkusen in August.

Just three days after marking his home debut with a brace in Tottenham's Europa League win over Qarabag, the South Korea forward was the key figure again as he scored his first Premier League goal to secure a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace.

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Five-star Napoli thrash Bruges, Dortmund win again

Five-star Napoli thrash Bruges, Dortmund win again

By Toby Davis

LONDON (Reuters) – Napoli began their Europa League group stage campaign in scintillating fashion as two goals apiece from Jose Callejon & Dries Mertens helped them thrash Club Bruges 5-0 on Thursday to match their biggest European win.

Borussia Dortmund's Park Joo-ho scored three minutes into stoppage time on his debut to secure a 2-1 win over FK Krasnodar while Ajax Amsterdam moreover left it late to snatch a 2-2 home draw with Celtic in a battle between two former European champions.

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Dortmund gets perfect 10th win, beats Krasnodar in Europa

Dortmund gets perfect 10th win, beats Krasnodar in Europa

GENEVA (AP) — Borussia Dortmund needed a stoppage-time goal for its 10th straight win to start the season, beating Krasnodar 2-1 in the Europa League on Thursday.

The Bundesliga leader's winner was an unlikely diving header by South Korea defender Park Joo-Ho.

Another South Korean, Son Heung-min, was key to Tottenham's 3-1 win after trailing early against Qarabag of Azerbaijan. Son scored twice in two minutes before halftime & Erik Lamela completed the win.

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Soccer-Five-star Napoli thrash Bruges, Dortmund win again

Soccer-Five-star Napoli thrash Bruges, Dortmund win again

* Napoli equal their biggest European win with 5-0 scoreline

* Dortmund grab last-gasp winner, Liverpool held in Bordeaux

* Tottenham & Basel moreover triumph, Ajax & Celtic draw 2-2 (Adds after games)

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Soccer-Calhanoglu, Hernandez on target as Leverkusen crush Borisov

Soccer-Calhanoglu, Hernandez on target as Leverkusen crush Borisov

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LEVERKUSEN, Germany, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Hakan Calhanoglu struck twice as Bayer Leverkusen crushed BATE Borisov 4-1 in their Champions League Group E opener on Wednesday, with newcomer Javier Hernandez moreover on target in their confidence-boosting win.

Nicknamed 'Chicharito' (Little Pea), the diminutive Mexico striker, who joined from Manchester United last month to replace Son Heung-min who left for Tottenham Hotspur, scored the Germans' third goal, sliding his low shot under keeper Sergei Chernik.

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Soccer-It's only a matter of time for Kane, says Spurs boss

Soccer-It's only a matter of time for Kane, says Spurs boss

LONDON, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Harry Kane found Sunderland's defence a tougher proposition than San Marino's or Switzerland's as the Tottenham Hotspur striker's wait for a first Premier League goal continued on Sunday.

A revelation last season when he scored 21 league goals for Spurs, Kane has so far struggled in front of goal & laboured with little service in the 1-0 win at Sunderland, Tottenham's first victory of the season.

He did score as a substitute in both of England's Euro 2016 qualifiers during the international break, however, & manager Mauricio Pochettino believes the young striker will flourish once he gets off the mark.

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Soccer-Buoyant Leverkusen ready for Bayern battle

Soccer-Buoyant Leverkusen ready for Bayern battle

By Karolos Grohmann

BERLIN, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Bayer Leverkusen are brimming with confidence ahead of Saturday's huge Bundesliga clash against champions Bayern Munich, having secured a Champions League group stage spot on Wednesday & guaranteed a 20 million euro windfall from that qualification.

But it is not just the European success that is giving fans hope of a win against the mighty Bavarians yet moreover their playing style.

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Soccer-Buoyant Leverkusen ready for Bayern battle

Soccer-Buoyant Leverkusen ready for Bayern battle

By Karolos Grohmann

BERLIN, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Bayer Leverkusen are brimming with confidence ahead of Saturday's huge Bundesliga clash against champions Bayern Munich, having secured a Champions League group stage spot on Wednesday & guaranteed a 20 million euro windfall from that qualification.

But it is not just the European success that is giving fans hope of a win against the mighty Bavarians yet moreover their playing style.

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