Tottenham Hotspur defeated Aston Villa 4-0 on Saturday, with Son Heung-min scoring a hat-trick.
Spurs lead Arsenal by three points after 31 games, with 57 points from 31. The Gunners have played one less game.
Villa had more possession and shots on goal, but Son and the Tottenham front three were clinical finishers.
“We knew about Arsenal and Manchester United’s victories since the fans were celebrating during warm-up, but we don’t want to focus on it,” South Korean Son stated.
Son scored Tottenham’s first goal in the third minute after a blocked Harry Kane shot fell to him on the outside of the box.
Spurs lead at halftime owing to sloppy finishing and excellent goalkeeping from Hugo Lloris.
Lloris stopped John McGinn’s long-range shot after Jacob Ramsey jinked into the area.
Villa controlled, but Danny Ings squandered a fantastic opportunity at the back post.
Spurs’ lead was held at the halftime break owing to Lloris’ excellent goalkeeping and a different game after the break.
“Hugo came to our rescue tonight, and it was a magnificent performance from our captain when we needed him the most, as he saved every ball. It’s unbelievable, “My son.
“We were upset at halftime and spoke about how we might improve. So we matured in the second half “He said.
Dejan Kulusevski scored Spurs’ second goal in the 50th minute, racing into the box and blasting a low shot past Emiliano Martinez.
Kane neatly flicked on another long ball into the stride of Son, who drove goalwards before unleashing a precise finish to clinch Tottenham’s fourth successive win.
Son found Kulusevski inside from the right flank in the 71st minute, and the Swedish striker passed the ball to the South Korean, who smashed in off the post.
Villa manager Steven Gerrard was perplexed.
“It’s tough – the scoreboard is unfavorable to us – but such is life. I must accept that I am responsible. The final score of the game was not 4-0 “he asserted
“It’s the first time in my football career that I’ve been delighted and proud to leave at halftime down 1-0. The Spurs’ great players made it about our backline in the second half, and we paid the price.”