Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min of the English Professional Football Premier League (EPL) started and played full-time, but ultimately failed to score a goal. His team, Tottenham, fell victim to the second division team in the round of 16 of the FA Cup and was eliminated.
Son Heung-min started on the 2nd (Korean time) in the 2022-23 FA Cup Round 5 (Round of 16) against Sheffield United (Part 2) held at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England and played both halves. Son Heung-min, who played as a substitute in the last two league games, started the attack with Hischarlisson and Lucas Mora that day. However, in the end, he failed to score and took responsibility for the 0-1 team defeat. Son Heung-min has only scored 9 goals in the official game this season (5 goals in the league).
Tottenham has won the FA Cup a total of 8 times, but has not been at the top for over 30 years since the 1990-91 season. Even in various competitions, it has been unrelated for 15 years since the League Cup in the 2007-08 season. In particular, in the FA Cup, they were eliminated in the round of 16 for four consecutive seasons.
Currently, they are running second in the EFL Championship, the second division of England. Sheffield, who has won the FA Cup four times, re-entered the quarterfinals two years after the 2020-21 season. Sheffield showed off its potential to reach the quarterfinals in three of the last four seasons, including this year.
The atmosphere was not bad, with Son Heung-min recording his first shot 10 minutes after the start of the game. In the 15th minute of the first half, Son Heung-min tried a left-footed shot from the right side of the penalty arc, but it went right in front of the goalkeeper. Tottenham’s attackers struggled against the opponent’s dense defense and could hardly find a way out. 토토사이트
Rather, he showed a clumsy appearance in defense and brought a crisis to himself. In the 43rd minute of the first half, in a defensive situation, Tottenham was in danger of conceding a goal due to a fatal mistake by Pierre-Emile Hoivier making a header back pass into an unoccupied space. Sheffield’s Ismaila Koulibaly connected with a left-footed shot from the left side of the penalty area, but it went off the left side of the goal and narrowly escaped the crisis.
In the second half, Tottenham’s attack was strong, but it did not lead to a goal. In the 3rd minute of the second half, Ivan Perisic’s header, following Son Heung-min’s left corner kick, headed in front of the goalkeeper. Also, in the 8th minute of the second half, Son Heung-min’s left-footed shot from the penalty arc, after receiving Mora’s pass, went slightly upward.
Sheffield tried to change the atmosphere by using two replacement cards in the 17th minute of the second half, and eventually scored a goal. Ndiaye, whom Sheffield chose as a replacement card in the 28th minute of the second half, dug into the left side of the penalty area with a dazzling dribble in the 34th minute of the second half and struck a blow with a right-footed shot. And the match ended with Sheffield winning 0-1.