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'I've been waiting for that' - Sonny back on target in Premier League

Posted on 23 October 2017  - 09:00

Heung-Min Son was typically modest after the sprint and strike against Liverpool that took him level with Ji-Sung Park in terms of South Korean goalscorers in Premier League history.

What a view of the goal as Sonny slots home for 2-0 against Liverpool at WembleySonny is joined by Harry Kane and Winks, Dele and Christian

Sonny described it as ‘the perfect afternoon’ as he provided the finish for a devastating counter-attacking goal to put us 2-0 up against the Reds in an impressive 4-1 win at Wembley.

That was his 19th Premier League goal, matching Korean legend Park’s tally at Manchester United.

His goal took five touches and 10 seconds from one end to the other, from Hugo Lloris’ throw out to Harry Kane, who spun away from Dejan Lovren and took two touches before delivering the pass for Sonny, sprinting up the middle in support, to ram home first-time past Simon Mignolet.

 


Liverpool made it 2-1, Dele Alli restored our two-goal advantage before the break and Harry added his second for 4-1 in the second half.

“It’s been a long wait to score again in the Premier League,” said Sonny, whose last Premier League goals were in the 6-1 win at Leicester at the end of last season.

“First thing, when Hugo threw it, I thought Harry (H) was going to keep the ball. But he spun away and then it was a long way to sprint but H’s pass was incredible and it was easy for me to finish it. The pass was perfect. I just finished it well.”

Below: Sonny celebrates with Harry

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Dele added a little gloss to the quality of Sonny’s finish. “It was a great pass from Harry and they aren’t as easy as they look when they come across you like that, H put a little height on it as well so you have to be fully focused on making a connection and it was a great finish.”

“I’m just really happy to win,” added Sonny. “It was a perfect afternoon, to win against Liverpool, a big team and with our support, the fans were amazing. I’m really proud of our fans, another record crowd (80,827), unbelievable. The fans are happy and it’s a great result for us.”