Heung-Min Son scored a late goal to secure three points for Tottenham against Watford as Spurs won 2-1 on Monday at Vicarage Road.
Erik Lamela gave Spurs the lead in the 17th minute. The Argentine winger has been in good form as of late and he now has eight goals in 22 games in all competitions. Watford’s top scorer Odion Ighalo tied things up in the 41st minute. Ighalo now has 14 goals on the season.
The winner came in the 89th minute by the substitute Son. Nathan Ake had been sent off for Watford in the 64th minute, so Tottenham were pushing for that winning goal and got it after a brilliant flick-on by the South Korean international.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino described the win as “emotional” as the club moves up to third place in the standings.
“It’s always emotional when you get a winner in the last minute,” Pochettino told tottenhamhotspur.com after the game. “I thought it was fantastic how we managed the game and how we conceded the goal was a little unlucky but at the end, we fully deserved the victory. We played against a tough, tough side like Watford and two weeks ago, Liverpool had big, big problems here. We managed the first half and we were unlucky in how we conceded the goal. Okay, maybe in the end it was a late victory but we fully deserved to win.”
Pochettino also gave his view on Son’s winning goal.
“It’s important for him and important for us, Pochettino said. “We have a strong squad and every player is important. Today we showed that again, coming from the bench Son made a real impact and scored a crucial goal.”