Son shines again as Tottenham thump Reading in friendly clash

Date published: Friday 28th August 2020 5:32 - Robert McCarthy

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Tottenham continued their shortened pre-season programme with a 4-1 demolition of Championship side Reading on Friday.

Following Tuesday’s cruise against Ipswich, Jose Mourinho’s men were in action again as an early own goal was followed by strikes from Dele Alli, Son Heung-Min and Erik Lamela in north London.

Spurs opened the scoring in the eighth minute when Son’s cross was turned into his own net by Omar Richards, under pressure from Lucas Moura.

That lead was doubled was doubled on 21 minutes when Dele was played in by Lucas and the England man produced a cool lob over the visiting keeper.

It was 3-0 before the break when Steven Bergwijn got away down the left and crossed for Son, who controlled nicely before curling home from 12 yards.

Mourinho rings the changes

Mourinho introduced the likes of Joe Hart, Ryan Sessegnon, Serge Aurier, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Moussa Sissoko and Lamela at the break.

And Spurs were soon four to the good when Lamela curled home a lovely free-kick from 25 yards.

The visitors pulled a goal back with 10 minutes to go through a George Puscas penalty, after Carter-Vickers handled on the line.

But that was how it finished, with Tottenham in action again in 24 hours when they host Birmingham on Saturday.

 

 

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