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Tottenham secure Champions League spot as Son claims share of Golden Boot in Norwich rout

Son Heung Min Tottenham celeb v Norwich

Tottenham secured the final Champions League spot and Son Heung-min claimed a share of the Golden Boot as he scored a brace in a 5-0 rout of Norwich at Carrow Road.

The South Korean notched his 22nd and 23rd Premier League goals of the season, while Dejan Kukusevski’s brace and a Harry Kane header gave Antonio Conte’s men a comfortable win to secure a fourth-placed finish.

Kane was fit to start for Spurs after recovering from an illness, while Kulusevski also came in for Lucas Moura in the only change from the win over Burnley.

As for the already-relegated Canaries, Dean Smith handed starts to Tim Krul and Milot Rashica.

The visitors started very much on the front with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg blazing over the bar. And that fast start was rewarded when Rodrigo Bentancur broke clear on goal and pulled the ball back for Kulusevski to tap home.

That lead was doubled in the 32nd minute after a woeful error from keeper Krul. The veteran stopper tried to play out from the back but found Bentancur, who crossed first time for Kane to power a header into an empty net.

The England skipper almost added a second just before the break but Kane’s header was straight at Krul.

Son Heung-min, who is chasing Mo Salah in the race for the Golden Boot, was the next to go close but his effort was palmed away by Krul.

Dejan Kulusevski celeb Norwich v Tottenham

Kulusevksi should have made it three and game over after rounding Krul, but he took too many touches and Norwich were able to clear off the line.

However, the Swede did find the net and some style too in the 64th minute. The winger was played in down the right, cut back inside and curled home a brilliant strike into Krul’s top corner.

Son joins the party

Son joined Mo Salah on 22 Premier League goals when he stroked past Krul after a lovely flick from Lucas Moura to make it 4-0.

But the South Korean soon had his 23rd of the campaign when he curled home a magnificent strike from 20 yards.

However, Son was denied sole possession of the trophy when Mo Salah netted for Liverpool against Wolves.

The result though booked Tottenham’s place in the top four, as Antonio Conte celebrated in style.