Match Report: Red Star Belgrade 0-4 Tottenham

By Sonny Turner

Spurs fans were in dreamland watching their side cruise to their first away win of the season, courtesy of a Heung-Min Son brace. 

With just over 10 minutes played in the second half, Son grabbed his first. Following a great driving run from Tanguy Ndombele, whose quick feet and power commanded the game, from inside the Spurs half, the ball was hooked into the path of Dele Alli on the edge of the box. From here Alli rolled the ball into the path of Son, who drove it left-footed in the roof of the net. 

Just four minutes later Son had his second. Smooth fast-paced football resulted in the goal, with Harry Kane sliding in Danny Rose down the left, who squared the ball perfectly for the waiting Son to tap in. 

It was summer signing Giovani Lo Celso who had broken the deadlock for Spurs, the new man’s first goal for the club, following a goal-mouth scramble. Kane opened the pinball phase striking the post, which led to Son having an effort cleared off the line. The ball was then put back in the area from the boot of Ndombele, found Kane who lashed it across goal finding Son, with the ball ricocheting off his knee onto the crossbar, and eventually landing for Lo Celso who half volleyed it into the net from close range. 

After 84 minutes Spurs were three nil up and out of sight, but substitutes Ryan Sessegnon and Christian Eriksen combined to add another goal for good measure, with Eriksen squeezing the ball home, with the help of a slight deflection, following a cut back from Sessegnon. 

With Red Star Belgrade having not conceded more than one at home in their last 72 games, this away win will feel even sweeter for Spurs fans, especially as it featured two great performances from new signings Ndombele and Lo Celso, with an assist from Sessegnon.  

Sub-edited by Cameron Winstanley 

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