Harry Kane and Heung-min Son are arguably the deadliest duo in the Premier League yet.
Tottenham forwards combined for a top-level goal for the NINTH time this season as Jose Mourinho’s men struck late against Burnley in a 1-0 victory at Turf Moor.
The pair are now the second most prolific combination in Premier League history (29) – only Chelsea duo Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard have more (36).
They also broke the record held by Spurs duos Teddy Sheringham and Darren Anderton (1992-93 and 1994-95) and Sheringham and Chris Armstrong (1995-96), the two pairs also combining nine times in a single season. .
In what was a suspicious encounter with Burnley, it was once again their star attack duo that made the difference.
They shattered a resolute Clarets team in the 76th minute when substitute Erik Lamela’s corner was pushed back by Kane and headed into the top corner at the back post by Son.
It came moments after the England captain cleared the line to deny Burnley defender James Tarkowski the opener.
The South Korea international’s eighth goal of the campaign puts Tottenham in fifth place in the table, while Burnley remains in the relegation zone.
Tottenham are the Premier League’s top scorer after six games, having struck 16 times so far in 2020/21.
Son is the league’s top scorer with eight, while Kane has been directly involved in 13 of his team’s goals. [five goals, eight assists].
ALL-TIME PARTNERSHIPS PREMIER LEAGUE
36 – Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard (Chelsea)
29 – Harry Kane and Son Heung-min (Spurs)
29 – David Silva and Sergio Aguero (Man City)
29 – Robert Pires and Thierry Henry (Arsenal)
27 – Darren Anderton and Teddy Sheringham (Spurs)
Speaking after the game, boss Jose Mourinho was quick to highlight the contribution of his star strikers.
“They’ve been playing together for quite a long time,” said the Spurs boss.
“They were part of the team which is different from this team but they played together for a long time and it immediately gives a good understanding between the players.
“The way we try to play is in line with their qualities. They like it, they’re great friends, which is important when you have the best players on the team.
“It is important that personal relationships are very, very good because in the end there is no ego. What matters is the team.
“It’s amazing that they are two fantastic players, but here we were a team and we were a team suffering together after West Ham. We felt the pain together and here we enjoy together.
It was far from a smooth performance from the visitors, who had scored 31 goals in their last nine games and 19 in their last four.
On the match, Mourinho added: “It’s the kind of match with all the ingredients to lose points – Monday night, empty stadium, a cold and rainy night and an opponent who defends very, very well to face the attack power from an opponent like us – unless you really want to win a lot.
“When you really want to win games, this is where you can do something special. We managed the difficulties on the pitch well and have three important points.